Overwatch League: From Idea to Reality in a Year

Overwatch League: From Idea to Reality in a Year
Recording: Overwatch League: From Idea to Reality in a Year, Mar 15, 2018

Speakers

Nate Nanzer

Blizzard Entertainment

Chris Pursell

Cynopsis Media

The Overwatch League kicked off its inaugural season in January as a first-of-its-kind esports league that features city-based franchises around the world and has received investment from leaders in traditional sports and endemic gaming organizations including Robert Kraft, Jeff Wilpon, OpTic Gaming, Cloud9, and more. The league is modeled after what many fans traditionally recognize as sports, with a regular season, playoffs, and all-star game to come. Join Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer to learn about the league’s inception and how the Overwatch League will impact not only esports, but the traditional sports industry as well.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge, Gaming Wristband
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate