YouTube acquired media rights to Blizzard tournaments for $ 160 million

According to information from The Esports Observer, it became known that YouTube bought media rights to tournaments from Blizzard for about $ 160,000,000. The parties have not yet commented on the rumors, but the previous agreement with Twitch was valued at $ 90,000,000.

Thus, in the next three years, all Call of Duty League, Overwatch League and Hearthstone championships will be broadcast on YouTube. It is also worth noting that YouTube also prescribed good advertising bonuses and number of views in the contract, so the owners of the teams in the Overwatch League were satisfied with the agreement.