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TeamSpeak connects with Overwatch League

San Francisco Shock celebrate victory in the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals (by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment)

Online communication services provider TeamSpeak has agreed a three-year deal to become an official supplier to esports competition the Overwatch League.

Through the deal, which will run from 2020 to 2022, the Overwatch League will integrate TeamSpeak’s technology to power all in-game communications as the league’s official voice supplier.

The collaboration will also include a global marketing partnership featuring activations at various Overwatch League events throughout the term, including sweepstakes where fans will have the chance to win tickets to league events and Overwatch League prizes.

San Diego-headquartered TeamSpeak will develop a custom solution for the Overwatch League based on its existing technology platform. As the official voice supplier for the Overwatch League, TeamSpeak has worked closely with the league’s technical and production teams to produce a fully digital audio solution to replace the analogue on-stage communication systems that were used in prior seasons.

“In-game communication is crucial, especially at the professional level where the stakes are high and latency, performance, and quick interaction can make or break a team’s ability to win,” Pete Emminger, vice-president of global broadcast at Overwatch League’s parent company, Blizzard Entertainment, said.

“As Overwatch League teams get set to host matches in their home markets around the world starting in February, having TeamSpeak as the official voice supplier for all Overwatch League matches will give players the highest quality voice comms available.”

Overwatch League’s top-tier official partners are Omen by HP, Intel, T-Mobile, Coca-Cola, Toyota, State Farm, Zipchair Gaming, Cheez-It and Pringles.