Activision signs exclusive deal with YouTube for pro esports livestreaming

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In January 2018, Twitch announced that it had signed a two-year deal with Activision to be the “exclusive worldwide third-party provider” of Overwatch League livestreams in all regions outside of China. With the term of that contract now expired, Activision said today that it’s signed a new multi-year deal with YouTube for exclusive livestreaming rights for all of Activision’s pro esports leagues and events, including the Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone Esports, and World of Warcraft Esports.

“This is an exciting year for Activision Blizzard Esports as we head into the inaugural season of Call of Duty League and our first ever season of homestands for Overwatch League all around the world,” Activision Blizzard Esports CEO Pete Vlastelica said.