We just released our latest Overwatch League news roundup. Mash and I went over all of the most important news of late as well as covered some of what we think will be coming up soon. We cover player signings, new teams, expanding the reach of eSports and more. If you like what you see please spread the word, follow us on social media and youtube and of course leave a comment letting us know what you’d like to see more of!
Of late there hasn’t been a whole lot of public movement going on with Overwatch League rosters. With teams buying into franchises and so much going on behind the scenes, you have to look closely at where players are being picked up when news breaks. In an interesting move Cloud9 has picked up Laser Kittenz roster to compete in the Overwatch Contenders tournament.
In a recent article found at thescoreesports.com the Immortals CEO Noah Winston weighed in on what it would be like to have a second team in Los Angeles. The Immortals were one of the first seven teams announced and in the past few days we have heard of the second L.A. team being purchased by the Kroenke family. The Kroenke family owns several major sports franchises including the L.A. Rams and British Premiere League’s Arsenal.
There’s a topic that we here at Overwatchscore have been talking a lot about behind the scenes that I wanted to touch on a bit. That topic is that in order for this league to truly be as successful as Blizzard wants it to be they’re going to need to find ways to make the sport accessible to people who aren’t already dedicated gamers. The first door that needs to be opened for them is the need to choose an Overwatch League team and while that might be easy for some potential fans who live in cities that host teams, many worldwide won’t be very close to a city that hosts a team.
Huge news coming from Blizzard overnight with two more Overwatch League Teams being announced. While rumors of EnVyUs buying the Texas franchise have been reported repeatedly this week, the announcement of London and a second LA franchise comes as a bit of a shock to most Overwatch League Fans.
As the rumors fly that Team EnVyUs will be joining the Overwatch League in the Dallas / Austin area. A new report form ESPN shows that the team may have gotten the investment it needed to buy into the league.
We have talked about teams and players. Owners and franchise rights have been discussed as well. However, we have not spoken about the game itself very much. If you watched the World Cup this weekend there was one team that stood out shifting its meta all around. That was South Korea.
In recent months as news of the Overwatch League continues to grow we have seen a drop off in the number of pro teams willing to compete in Overwatch. This leaves a number of top players around the world open. So, what is the cause and effect of this type of event? Well, let’s try to break it down and see what we can come up with.