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Overwatch League: How to watch it, schedule and what are the teams?
(Blizzard Entertainment)

The new professional eSports competition Overweatch League was launched by Blizzard this week, with the action already getting underway.

It is made up of 12 permanent teams who are divided into Pacific Division and Atlantic division and the comprise of teams from America, South Korea, China and UK.

The first season got officially underway today and it is set to run until June, with a combined prize of $3.5m available during the first season.

The season will be divided into four stages, with wins and losses counting towards a teams’ record across the full season, with the top performers at the end of Stage 4 facing off in the championship playoffs.

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How to watch Overwatch League

The competition will run across a six week period and you can watch all of the action directly on the Overwatch league website.

It will also be available to watch on Twitch and MLG.com, as well as directly on the MLG app.

Fans can also keep up with the latest news and action by using the new Overwatch league app.

People watching in the UK will need to prepare for some late nights if you want to watch all of the action live, as many of the games will take place in the early hours of the morning.

Overwatch League: How to watch it, schedule and what are the teams?
(Blizzard Entertainment)

What are the Overwatch League teams?

Pacific Division

Dallas Fuel

Los Angeles Gladiators

Los Angeles Valiant

San Francisco Shock

Seoul Dynasty

Shanghai Dragons

Atlantic Division

Boston Uprising

Florida Mayhem

Houston Outlaws

London Spitfire

New York Excelsior

Philadelphia Fusion

Overwatch League: How to watch it, schedule and what are the teams?
(Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch League Schedule – Week 1

Thursday 11th January

San Francisco Shock 0-4 Los Angeles Valiant

Shanghai Dragons 0-4 Los Angeles Gladiators

Dallas Fuel 1-2 Seoul Dynasty

London Spitfire v Florida Mayhem – 10pm

Friday 12th January

Philadelphia Fusion v Houston Outlaws – 12am

Boston Uprising v New York Excelsior – 2am

Saturday 13th January

Los Angeles Valiant v Dallas Fuel – 12am

Florida Mayhem v Boston Uprising – 2am

San Francisco Shock v Shanghai Dragons – 4am

London Spitfire v Philadelphia Fusion – 7pm

New York Excelsior v Houston Outlaws – 9pm

Seoul Dynasty v Los Angeles Gladiators – 11pm

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