Earning Overwatch League tokens has never been more simple in 2022. Up until 2020, fans had to complete a few extra steps in order to earn tokens, such as watching only on the Overwatch League website or mobile app.
Overwatch League tokens may be used to purchase team skins and exclusive cosmetics in the game. The easiest way to earn these tokens is by watching video games, though they may also be purchased in-game.
Connect your Battle.net account to YouTube
To earn tokens, your Battle.net account must be linked to a viewing platform for PC players. This is required for Overwatch 2, but console players will need to create one before they can earn rewards.
Head to YouTube and go to Settings, then navigate to Connected Apps on the left-hand side (If you can't find it, use our shortcut link). Scroll down and find the Battle.net link, then tap Connect. The last step is to authorize the connection, after which you'll be all set to collect Overwatch League tokens.
If you have a brand account on YouTube, you will not be able to connect to Battle.net. YouTube requires a personal account to connect apps.
Look under the broadcast window while Overwatch League is live. If your account has been correctly linked, you should see a diamond logo.
Watch live matches and Encore games
Once all of the above steps are completed, you may begin earning tokens by watching live games whenever they begin. For every hour of viewing, you earn five Overwatch League tokens.
Even with breaks, YouTube keeps track of continuous viewing. For example, if you watch 45 minutes of an early East region game, that watch time counts toward a whole hour if you tune back later in the day.
Tokens may only be earned during live games. Views of Overwatch League VODs will not count.
Overwatch can purchase team skins for heroes using tokens. Each team skin costs 100 tokens and comes with both the home and away version of that skin. Occasionally, exclusive cosmetics like the Royal Knight Mercy skin can be purchased with tokens.