With Jack Etienne of Cloud9 purchasing the team for London, and sports industry leaders Stan and Josh Kroenke purchasing the team for Los Angeles. This comes after last month's announcement of the first seven cities and teams. And the beginning of a steady stream of Overwatch League news as the massive and exciting esports endeavor ramps up for its inaugural season of competition.
If you're wondering if the Los Angeles announcement sounds familiar, that's because this represents the second team for the City of Angels. Great movie. Ahem. Today's announcement brings the team make-up covering Asia, Europe, and North America.
“The Overwatch League has amazing momentum and today’s announcement is another step towards building a successful global league,” said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. “We’re thrilled to be bringing together more leaders from esports like Jack of Cloud9 and traditional sports like Stan and Josh of the LA Rams, Arsenal Football Club, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche, to create an amazing competition that celebrates and rewards players and fans in London, Los Angeles, and beyond.”
"Overwatch is a global game, with heroes - and players - from around the world, so it's important to us that as many Overwatch League fans as possible have local or regional teams to root for," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "In addition to broadening the competitive field for Season 1, we're excited that today's announcement helps set the stage for more epic intercontinental rivalries."
We'll have more news on the Overwatch League as it breaks.