The very end of the Overwatch League season, the last games the league could play on the current game as part of next season’s planned move to Monitoring 2, is almost upon us.
Although it is a slight disappointment, the 2021 season promises to come out in style. Not only will there be some undoubtedly fantastic matches during the playoffs and the grand finals, but there will also be killer rewards for viewers.
If you watch the playoffs and grand finals enough, you can earn 15 free skins, a bunch of OWL tokens, and an exclusive spray to use in the game. Let’s break it down.
The 2021 playoffs will take place from September 21 to 24. For every three hours that you watch live or during official reruns, you’ll earn three Overwatch League skins, up to nine in total.
Watch three hours and you’ll get the Reinhardt, Soldier: 76, and Torbjörn skins. After six hours, you will also receive the Junkrat, Roadhog and Sombra skins. Watch nine hours total, and you won’t just get those six, but the Doomfist, Hanzo, and McCree skins as well. Attractive.
The giveaway format is a bit different for the Grand Final on September 25, as this is only one game. If you watch the last game of the season for 30 minutes, you will get a unique spray. Watch for an hour and you’ll get the Orisa, Pharah, and Symmetra Overwatch League skins. If you stick to the Grand Final for two hours, you’ll also receive Genji, Moira, and Reaper skins, along with 100 OWL tokens.
Not too bad! And that’s on top of the usual five OWL tokens you’ll earn for every hour you watch.
There are a few things you will need to do before you can claim the rewards. If you are watching the matches on YouTube, you must log in your Battle.net account. And if you are looking on the Overwatch League website or app, you will need to sign in. You can read more about how perks and eligibility work in a guide I put together for the Countdown Cup tournament:
Meanwhile, Blizzard has brought back All-Stars skins from previous seasons for a limited time, and you may be able to earn enough tokens to purchase one during the playoffs and Grand Finals. They each cost 200 OWL tokens.