Report: Overwatch League has yet to secure sponsors for 2022 season
Overwatch League 2019 grand finals, which did have sponsors
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Report: Overwatch League has yet to secure sponsors for 2022 season

Two months before the season's start, no sponsors remain
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The Overwatch League remains without sponsors two months before planned start date, according to an article from Launcher. However, the new head of the Overwatch League, Sean Miller, said that they are in ongoing discussions with past and potential new sponsors.

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Previous partners, including Coca-Cola, State Farm, Kellogg’s and even Comcast (which owns the Philadelphia Fusion) told Launcher they would not be sponsoring the Overwatch League in 2022.  Many first paused their partnership with the league when the many Activision-Blizzard lawsuits came to light.

“Our plans for the season have been in the works for some time now and we look to amplify those plans, obviously, with any potential partner,” Miller told Launcher.

More Overwatch 2 info coming soon

In addition to a lack of sponsors, players are only recently getting consistent time playing Overwatch 2 through access to an early version of the game. Overwatch 2 will completely change the dynamic of competitive Overwatch with the addition of the Push game mode and the swap to five player teams. The public, however, have only been offered a few glimpses into what the game will look like following these changes.

In line with a recent video put out by Overwatch 2 Game Director Aaron Keller, more information is coming soon. Keller, Overwatch League caster Soe Gschwind and members of the Overwatch development team will host a live stream on Friday to share additional details.

 

The closed beta of Overwatch 2 will release in April 2022 with the Overwatch League starting in early May.

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Polish-Canadian game enthusiast. I've been entrenched in gaming for as long as I can remember, with my first game being Pokemon Yellow and my most played games being Borderlands 2 and Overwatch. I have a degree in Film Studies, but writing about esports just makes my job all the better.