Activision Blizzard announced on Friday a new multi year agreement with Google and YouTube to have YouTube as the exclusive streaming partner of the company’s esports leagues.
The newly launched Call of Duty League will be exclusively streamed on YouTube all year long, alongside the Overwatch League.
For the Overwatch League, in the past with Twitch, the league offered in game rewards for watching the stream for certain durations. Call of Duty has even offered some rewards for watching major content creators streams in Modern Warfare over the past few months.
Now, Activision Blizzard Esports CEO says on Twitter they’re ‘exploring ways’ to offer rewards for watching the Call of Duty League on YouTube.
Ryan Wyatt, also known as Fwiz, the head of gaming at YouTube also confirmed in an interview on Wired on Friday that it’s in their roadmap to add support for rewards by watching the stream, but there wasn’t a date yet for it to be added.
Wyatt shared that, in the future, it’s “very much on our roadmap” for them to offer rewards for Call of Duty and Overwatch League viewers.
YouTube does appear to support the feature of giving rewards for watching streams, as Epic Games offered exclusive rewards for watching Fortnite in YouTube in the past.
We’ll keep you updated on this feature as more is shared in the future.