In a pair of articles on the Overwatch League website, Blizzard announced rewards for watching Overwatch League games and donating Bits to the Overwatch League stream.

Users who connect their Blizzard accounts to their Twitch or MLG accounts, or are signed into their Blizzard accounts while on, will receive one League Token after every map win. This means that viewers must be present at the end of maps to receive their tokens. Additionally, this should mean that viewers will receive no tokens in the event of a map draw, as neither team will earn a "map win" in such a case.

The viewership tokens will only be available in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The tokens will expire December 31, 2018 if there remains any unused tokens in a player's account.

Up to 60 League Tokens can be earned each week, with up to 300 per stage, assuming every match is played to five maps with no draws. In the case of every match being played to four maps with no draws, 48 League Tokens can be earned a week with 240 to be earned in each stage.

Additionally, players will be rewarded for cheering with Bits on Twitch. Every 100 Bits cheered will earn the user one of 26 Overwatch hero Twitch emotes, while 150 Bits cheered to an Overwatch League franchise will get the user a Twitch emote for that team. Global cheering thresholds will unlock Overwatch League skins for players. According to a Twitch moderator of the Overwatch League channel, every player whose Blizzard account is connected to Twitch will gain the skin, not just those who donated Bits. The first unlockable skin is one for Tracer, which will become available once the Overwatch League Twitch channel gets 40 million Bits.

The new cheering system is already in place on the Overwatch League Twitch channel, while the viewership rewards will begin with the introduction of Stage 2 tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern Time with a match between the Seoul Dynasty and Los Angeles Valiant.