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Activision Blizzard teams up with Google, YouTube for esports properties

The Overwatch League Grand Finals 2019 at Wells Fargo Center (by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment)

US interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard has agreed a wide-ranging strategic relationship with Google through which the internet company’s video-sharing platform, YouTube, will become the new exclusive streaming partner of its esports competitions worldwide, excluding China.

The multi-year deal covers the likes of Overwatch League, Call of Duty League and Hearthstone Esports, with Google Cloud also being named as the preferred provider for Activision Blizzard's game hosting infrastructure.

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