There are more rumors flying out of ESPN that Chicago or Milwaukee may be on the table for Overwatch League. In a recent report sources say that Milwaukee Bucs owner Wes Edens is in talks to form a team. The question about location is the big thing to look at here. Chicago is considered a top tier city and would likely be the best candidate. However, we may see a team in Milwaukee instead. There is no set guarantee as to where this team will finalize. Blizzard did not comment on the news, but this is looking like the potential thirteenth team on the roster.
Here is an excerpt from the report:
Blizzard is currently pursuing Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens — who is likely to participate — and has offered him a slot with Chicago on the table, but no deal has been finalized and the location is subject to change, one source said. Regardless of location, Edens’s team will be operated by his esports franchise, FlyQuest. – ESPN
The Midwest could definitely use a team and it seems likely. With two Texas teams in the rumor mill and now Chicago, the real question is what is left? Will we see teams in Washington D.C. and possibly tech heavy Seattle? Not to mention the fact that this is a global league. You still need a Canadian franchise and one more in Europe or potentially Japan.
Following the League build up is very interesting as we will likely hear all the announcements at BlizzCon.