With the Overwatch League all set to start its pre-season from December 6th, two of the biggest companies involved in esports have signed a multi-year deal with Overwatch League. HP and Intel are the two companies that have been involved in esports since several years. The two companies have been involved in sponsoring, managing and at times hosting tournaments involved in several esports tournaments.
According to the press release, players will use OMEN by HP gaming PCs and displays powered by Intel Core i7 processors as they compete on the OWL stage with the branding of the two companies display during broadcasts punctuated by periodic commercials.
“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 & 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.”
This presents a big opportunity to the outside world to enter into the world of esports. Esports is definitely one of the biggest reasons why most of the sports organisations are facing diminishing viewership numbers.