Another report out of ESPN says Philadelphia will be in the Overwatch League according to sources.
A report came out earlier today outlining that Houston had purchased a franchise in the league, however now we are seeing Philadelphia join the ranks of potential franchises.
Blizzard Entertainment has finalized deals with its next two Overwatch League buyers, which includes rights to the cities of Houston and Philadelphia for $20 million per spot, sources close to the buyers and the game developer told ESPN.
In Philadelphia, Blizzard sealed the deal with Comcast Spectacor, the owner of the Philadelphia Flyers and sports branch of cable giant Comcast. – ESPN
According to sources the group is led by Comcast and the Philadelphia Flyers Hockey team.
It seems likely that these markets are big in sports and fit well into what many consider as Tier 2 cities compared to New York, Los Angeles, Washington, and Chicago.
L.A. has two teams and New York has one, however larger cities may now jump on board quickly. Washington and Chicago would be the two last big choices in the U.S. while another European team and most likely Tokyo would join the ranks.
The great news is that many prospective players will now have more options on where they play. The roster continues to grow as teams fall into place only seven weeks out from BlizzCon.