Gamers of Overwatch 2 have verified that the goodies they were promised for tuning in to the Overwatch League playoffs a couple of months ago have begun to trickle in. Preliminary player reaction to Blizzard’s midseason promotion, which offered hundreds of Overwatch League cosmetics in exchange for viewing certain contests, was positive.
As time has passed, the event has evolved into somewhat of a disaster, with many Overwatch 2 gamers failing to successfully link their YouTube accounts and the incentives for those that did being severely withheld.
From October 30 until November 4, viewers may stream the Overwatch League playoffs. Blizzard made large incentives available for those who watched the event to increase the number of people who tuned in. Additional League Tokens, redeemable for cosmetic items in the Overwatch 2 store, and skins from the Overwatch League would be given out for every four hours of viewing. The newest characters in Overwatch 2—Sojourn, Junker Queen, and Kiriko—received skins as a parting gift.
Unfortunately, Blizzard ran into an issue. It was clearly explained that prizes would not be automatically transferred to Overwatch 2 profiles, even if the accounts were connected. For many, the small wait for awards has already extended into a month. This week, a Blizzard Support message was posted on Reddit, implying that Overwatch 2 gamers who hadn’t yet gotten their prizes wouldn’t be receiving them since they weren’t qualified. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like that’s the case.