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.
Weekly One Shots looks at each team for the week. Blizzcon is over and now the league structure has been determined. Blizzard announced the pre-season and full schedule from January through to June. Teams have essentially finalized their rosters and tons of news came out on Saturday night after the World Cup ceremony for South Korea. Breaking down each team, here are the Weekly One Shots:
At the Inside the Overwatch League panel, Nate Nanzer took to the stage to outline some specifics for the upcoming Overwatch League. After crowning (well, medalling) the 2017 World Cup Champions, South Korea, Nanzer explained Blizzard’s vision for the League in its inaugural season, and the developmental hurdles the League had to go through to make a lasting brand dynamic.
Nate Nanzer, Overwatch League Commissioner announced at the Overwatch League Blizzcon Panel the launch of a new, revamped Overwatch League website and an accompanying mobile app. The new website will offer League content, game schedules, team rosters, statistics, standings, and a store. Nate announced that games will be able to be streamed both on the website and on the mobile app.
Nate Nanzer just finished his panel on Overwatch League at Blizzcon. After giving the medals to South Korea for the World Cup, he went through the structure and set up of the Overwatch League.
Day One of Blizzcon brought us a lot of new Overwatch announcements. We received new story video, a new character announcement, a new map announcement, and World Cup 2017 action. We’re on site and are super excited for everything we got to see yesterday.
The Philadelphia Fusion have finalized their roster and coaching staff for the first season of the Overwatch League. They have signed twelve players, three coaches, and an analyst to lead the orange and black. Dave Scott, President, and CEO of Comcast Spectactor said of his rosters international nature “The Fusion roster features players and coaches from North America, Europe and Asia, which reflects the international makeup of Philadelphia, as well as our brand’s promise, a ‘Fusion’ of players from all across the world.”
Los Angeles Gladiators logo has been revealed! The lions of the west begin their journey against the L.A. Valiant.
Today Blizzard Entertainment announced a multi-year partnership agreement with HP and Intel to provide hardware for professional Overwatch events. Players will use HP Omen PCs outfitted with Intel Core i7 and i9 processors. Mike Sespo, VP of eSports at Blizzard said this is the biggest sponsorship deal he has seen in eSports. With Mike’s background as a co-founder of MLG, he has certainly seen a lot of these agreements.