With the 2020 Overwatch League now underway, you might be wondering how you can still get Overwatch League Tokens. In previous years, you could accrue Overwatch League Tokens by simply watching the matches live and participating in League Picks for extra rewards. However, things have changed since the Blizzard and Google deal for the 2020 season. The 2020 Overwatch League is now streamed exclusively on YouTube Gaming.
Overwatch League Tokens | How to Get
While you can still enjoy the Overwatch matches by watching them on YouTube Gaming, no Overwatch League Tokens will be awarded to viewers. This means that the only way that you can get more Overwatch League Tokens, at the time of writing, is to purchase them.
Let's rip off the bandaid and look at the pricing of these tokens first. Pricing ranges from $4.99 for 100 Overwatch League Tokens to $99.99 for 2600 tokens.
You can head on over to the links for these tokens on your respective gaming platform of choice below:
With 200 of these tokens, you can purchase a new GOAT Brigitte skin until 19th February 2020.
Alternatively, you can pay $9.99 for the GOAT Brigitte skin. This is an unfortunate turn of events for fans who've enjoyed racking up those tokens for some great cosmetic rewards.
Future Rewards via YouTube Gaming
The future is very uncertain for fans who want to earn some rewards from watching the OWL matches live. It looks like there are plans to introduce some form of rewards going forward. However, the 2020 league has already kicked off with no rewards in sight.
The CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports and OWL Commissioner, Pete Vlastelica, took to Twitter recently to provide fans with an update.
Also, we've heard your questions about how drops might work on YouTube. It's important for fans to know that we're exploring ways to offer rewards for watching our broadcasts on YouTube in the future. @overwatchleague @YouTubeGaming @CODLeague— Pete Vlastelica (@PeteVlastelica) January 28, 2020
While this is a confirmation Blizzard and YouTube Gaming is exploring ways to offer rewards for watching OWL matches, there is no telling what these rewards will be, or when they will be implemented. Will we ever see Overwatch League Tokens drop for free while watching matches on YouTube Gaming? This question remains unanswered, but we will keep you in the loop if an announcement is made.
Blizzard recently released the 2020 Overwatch League schedule with some big changes. Check it out and plan ahead to catch all the matches live. Just remember, you won't get any tokens for watching the matches live.