Overwatch 2: OWCS co-streaming program arrives with major changes cover image

Overwatch 2: OWCS co-streaming program arrives with major changes

These OWCS co-streams are allowed on any streaming platform.

The Overwatch Champions Series (OWCS) has announced a co-streaming program. This program hopes to increase the ways that Overwatch 2 fans can engage with the series. It also allows hosts to bring the esports action to their own communities, create their own content out of the co-streams, and more. Read on for how the OWCS co-streaming program works, the guidelines, and how to send in your application.

OWCS co-streaming applications are now open (Image via ESL FACEIT Group)
OWCS co-streaming applications are now open (Image via ESL FACEIT Group)

OWCS co-streaming program explained

According to the announcement, these OWCS co-streams can take place on any streaming platform. This is a major change compared to the prior Overwatch League (OWL) ruleset. Another big change is that OWCS co-streamers can upload VODs and create content out of their OWCS co-streams. Additionally, co-stream hosts just need to apply once for the 2024 season.

Echo, Brigitte, Reinhardt, Junker Queen, and Widowmaker in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Echo, Brigitte, Reinhardt, Junker Queen, and Widowmaker in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Below are the eight guidelines as stated by the official announcement, but all of the guidelines and details can be found here.

  • Co-streams may take place on any streaming platform
  • Co-streamers may create content from their co-streams and upload VODs
  • Co-streamers may monetize their co-stream content, see our guidelines for more information
  • All co-streamers must be of legal age to use their streaming platform of choice
  • Co-streamers may have stream sponsors as long as they do not conflict with OWCS sponsors
  • Co-streamers must be willing to share select viewership data with the Administration upon request
  • Co-streams will be monitored by the OWCS to ensure all guidelines are upheld, including maintaining a positive environment and moderated chat
  • We reserve the right to remove co-streamers from the program at any time
Widowmaker, Orisa, Mauga, Junker Queen, and Junkrat in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Widowmaker, Orisa, Mauga, Junker Queen, and Junkrat in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

How to apply for OWCS co-streaming

  1. Review the OWCS co-streaming guidelines
  2. Fill in the blanks with your name, email, Discord, and social media accounts
  3. Enter whether or not you will be co-streaming as an individual or an organization
  4. Include links to your YouTube, Twitch, and other channels if applicable
  5. State your country and stream language
  6. Let the OWCS team know if you'll have sponsors
  7. Fill in the rest of the form and acknowledged that you've read everything

There's also a dedicated Discord server that you can join if you have some questions or wish to connect with the Overwatch 2 esports community within the OWCS.

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