Overwatch League gets big sponsorship deals

HP and Intel have joined forces with Blizzard in major Overwatch League sponsorship deals that represent an extended investment in the groundbreaking professional league.

As part of the multiyear agreements, Intel will sponsor future competitive events in addition to the Overwatch League, while players taking part in these events will be equipped with cutting-edge gaming hardware from both HP and Intel. HP, and more specifically its OMEN by HP gaming PCs and displays, will be used exclusively for Overwatch League games, with PCs powered by Intel Core i7 processors.

“We’re thrilled to be joining forces with HP and Intel to ensure that the teams competing professionally in Overwatch are equipped with top-end technology,” said Pete Vlastelica, president and CEO of Blizzard Entertainment’s Major League Gaming division.

“Multiyear collaborations such as this illustrate the momentum behind the Overwatch League as well as a long-term commitment by us and our partners in what we see as the future of esports.”

The inaugural season of the Overwatch League begins with the first regular season match on January 10, and runs until next June, with playoffs and finals scheduled for July. Preseason play will begin on December 6 with a series of exhibition matches featuring the inaugural 12 teams.