You'll be able to purchase Overwatch League skins directly with a new token currency

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Overwatch League starts in earnest next month, but preseason play begins in just a few short days. And just like the traditional sports the League draws from, the new organization will feature plenty of merch to keep things funded. Teams in the League will be represented by unique skins with representative jersey-style colours for each team, and everyday Overwatch players will be able to buy those skins and support their teams.

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Starting in early 2018, home team uniforms for all twelve teams in the inaugural season will be available for each of the 26 heroes, and proceeds from the digital purchases will help to fund your chosen team.

The game will be getting a new set of League Tokens to support these purchases, allowing players to directly buy the exact League skins they want, a major contrast from the loot box system used to unlock most of the game’s normal skins.

According to League commissioner Nate Nanzer, this currency is being put in place to help account for where money from League-related purchases should go. Players who log in during the first month after the system implemented will be rewarded with enough League Tokens to purchase one hero skin.

You can get a preview of Overwatch League action with preseason play starting December 6, but it won’t fully begin until the regular season starts on January 10.

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