Blizzard have announced two new teams for the Overwatch League. London, England, will be the future home of Cloud9’s Overwatch League franchise. This is the first European location that’s been announced for the Overwatch League.
“We’re thrilled that Cloud9’s formidable fan base throughout Europe and the UK now has a local team to call their own.”
-Jack Etienne, Founder and CEO of Cloud9
There will also be another Overwatch League team based in Los Angles, Stan Kroenke & Josh Kroenke have purchased a franchise as well. Stan Kroenke is better known as the owner of the Los Angles Rams & Arsenal F.C. in addition to his many other holdings across professional sports and entertainment.
With this announcement Cloud9 and KSE Esports will be joining the now 9 member league and bringing the total number of cities represented to 8. Cloud9 is also joining NRG Esports, Misfits and Immortals as the only multi competition Esport’s brands currently in the Overwatch League.
With Blizzard opening the player signing window for the Overwatch League it will be fascinating to watch which teams more forward to pick up some of the top players in the Overwatch competitive scene. Many of those players are competing in the Overwatch World Cup, which is currently in the Group Stages. Group G, which includes the United States, begins tomorrow and will feature Adam ‘Adam’ Eckel, the captain of Cloud9’s Overwatch team.