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Two new teams join the Overwatch League

The Overwatch League expands.

Two new teams have joined the Overwatch League, Blizzard has recently confirmed.

Joining existing teams are Atlanta, USA (Atlantic division) and Guangzhou, China (Pacific division).

As rumoured, the Atlanta-based team is backed by Cox Enterprises, a Georgia-based conglomerate. The Chinese team is funded by Nenking Group, which also owns the Chinese Basketball Association team the Guangzhou Long Lions.

“We know Atlanta and Guangzhou have deeply engaged fan communities and we can’t wait to unveil their teams,” said Nate Nanzer, commissioner of the Overwatch League. “As the league continues to grow, we’re looking forward to seeing more talented pros in action as more roster spots open up.”

Team names have not yet been detailed, nor have rosters. Blizzard has advised that official names, marks and rosters will be announced by each team at a later date, alongside news of the league’s 2019 season schedule. We’ll have more on the new Atlanta and Guangzhou teams as more is made available.

ESPN reports that Blizzard is charging $60 million USD to field a new team, though Blizzard hasn’t confirmed the figure.

The first Overwatch League grand final recently wrapped up, with the London Spitfire taking the championship. An All-Star Weekend is planned over 26-27 August.

Overwatch is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.


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