The Savages have been playoff contenders in all 3 seasons of the Open Division. With season 3 of the Open Division coming to a close The Savages secured the final championship in the ESL era of the Division. The Founder Shawn ‘Rusto’ Bischoff, who is also the Overwatch team manager ,answered a few of our questions about creating an organization, the Open Division and the future of The Savages.
Just before Blizzcon, I got the chance to sit down and talk with Brayden Wilmoth one of the owners of Rockets Esports, who signed season one champions of the Open Division, Prestige Worldwide. We talk about where he started, how Rockets Esports became a reality, and even get his favorite Overwatch League team.
Today Immortals announced their branding for the Overwatch League, the L.A Valiant.
Shortly after releasing their announcement tweet the San Francisco Shock responded by quoting the tweet and adding “Meh.” Not to be outdone on their big day the Valiant fired back with this tweet. Calling out the creation date and “fake followers” that the Shock account has. In a shocking turn of events, the Shock Twitter account removed the original tweet. Finally leaving the door open for the Valiant to finish off the Twitter match with this response. Giving L.A Valiant a 1-0 lead in the twitter battles.
With the announcement of our third official team name, the San Francisco Shock we have a little better look at how teams will brand for the league.
Dallas Fuel, Shanghai Dragons, and the San Francisco Shock have all be revealed to the world. Some fans are having a hard time with these names, logos, or in some cases both. The thing esports fans are not considering is these brands have a broader appeal to the traditional sports fan. Regionality, marketability and a strong sense of community are all things that directly describe these brands.
The San Francisco Overwatch team haven’t even released their new branding for the Overwatch League and are already making an impact in their community.