I’d be surprised by it, personally. I think at best they might get something like… An advance 2 week window, and that’s my most generous estimation. I really doubt that Blizzard has the capability to distribute their game and not have a ton of stuff leak, they’re just not going to want to risk it. I mean think about the number of individuals that have to not want to be the FIRST to post something, or sell screenshots or video recording on the sly to what they think is a third party so they won’t get in trouble ~ that’s how that stuff always seems to go down. It’s incredibly difficult to distribute a secret game and have people actually keep it a secret, and Blizzard can’t even keep the internet stable in an IRL convention tournament; I’m not going to expect them to be able to pull out Sombra level technical wizardry and be able to distribute OW2 early to pro teams risk-free on their part.
And they’ve shown many times that they’ll let the OWL teams sink or swim on their own; I think they’re not going to be too motivated to throw them any sort of lifeline, because if any of them go under Blizz expects there are more willing to take their place.
I dunno, I get why they should give the teams advance ability to play the game, I just doubt their actual prowess ~ the type of organization and secrecy required is verrrrry high, when it’s much easier, simpler, and, well, guaranteed, if you simply… Don’t.