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How to get Free Overwatch League tokens by watching Twitch

By Sharon Coone
Feb 22, 2018

Free Overwatch League Tokens

When Stage 2 of the Overwatch League starts on Feb. 21, viewers will be able to unlock free League Tokens by watching the official games on Twitch. These Tokens pretty much have one purpose: they're used to purchase team-affiliated skins in-game.

To get Tokens from Twitch, you'll need to link up your Blizzard Battle.net account with your Twitch, MLG or OverwatchLeague.com account. If you're on console, you'll need to link that account to Blizzard (instructions here.)

After that, you'll earn one League Token for every live map you watch through to the end. At the end of the broadcast's last map, Blizzard will also give away 100 League Tokens (enough for one team skin) to an unknown percentage of viewers.

For step by step instructions on how to link accounts, here's a breakdown from Blizzard:

Twitch.tv:

  • Create or log in to your Blizzard Battle.net account.
  • Link your Twitch account to your Battle.net account.
  • Be watching live when a team wins a map!

MLG.com:

  • Create or log in to your Blizzard Battle.net account.
  • Link your MLG account to your Battle.net account.
  • Be watching live when a team wins a map!

Overwatchleague.com:

  • Create or log in to your Blizzard account on www.overwatchleague.com.
  • Be watching live when a team wins a map!

Additional requirement for viewers in Canada:

Cheering Rewards

Blizzard is also experimenting with a bit reward system, wherein Twitch viewers can collectively unlock loot by Cheering with Bits. According to Blizzard, prizes include "in-game hero skins that will be exclusive for a period of time, as well as emotes and team-branded items."

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Sharon spent three years as a video game encyclopedia (Editor in Chief) at Twinfinite. Now she just brags about the time she got to Gold in League of Legends using a trackpad.
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