- Oct 25, 2017
ESL ran tournaments shouldn't be affected
Really? I'm on Android (Pixel 4XL) but PiP works on YouTube (I'm also a sucker that has YouTube Premium since i basically just watch game and tech stuff instead of Netflix and other services) but Twitch doesn't do it
An article came out recently claiming a high level twitch employee said that the 90 mil overwatch league deal was the worst mistake in the companies history... Don't think they were interested this go around if true.
Ah it might be a Youtube Premium thing.
I personally find Youtube is far more prone to buffering during big events like E3, so I've learned to at least keep Twitch links ready as a back-up.
Yeah, if you can't get tokens anymore for just leaving the stream open in another tab then I think a huge chunk is gonna be gone.
Youtube has drops support, not sure if they'll use it for OWL though.This is probably a combination of things, given that this deal seems to cover all of ActiBlizz's esports efforts. That said, between the subsidized servers and actual cash, it would probably have been top bid already.
One thing it will do is expose how many of Overwatch League's viewership was idling for drops, since I don't think that's possible on YouTube.