Comcast invests in Overwatch e-sports league

Monday 25 September 2017 | 16:47 CET | News
US cable TV operator Comcast invested in the new Overwatch e-sports league founded by video-game maker Activision Blizzard, according to Bloomberg.com citing Dave Scott, chief executive of Comcast Spectacor, the company's sports and live events business. The operator is acquiring the rights to the Philadelphia team, which will compete in Overwatch tournaments. This is a cartoonish shooting game launched in 2016 by Activision that has attracted 30 million players worldwide. Team owners pay Activision a franchise fee of USD 20 million.

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Countries: United States
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