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Activision Blizzard ‘in talks’ over linear TV deal for Overwatch League

A view of The San Francisco Shock and Vancouver Titans will face off at the Overwatch League Grand Finals 2019 at Wells Fargo Center on September 29, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment)

US-based interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard has held talks with NBC Sports Group over the possibility of returning its Overwatch League esports competition to US linear television, it has been reported.

The Overwatch League has previously been shown in the US by sports broadcaster ESPN but the agreement was not renewed after it expired last season.

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