After months of silence, the Overwatch League has announced some big news.
The Overwatch League is a professional league initiative by Activision Blizzard. This is the first endeavor of its kind as it attempts to create a global league with city-based teams around the world. The league was originally slated to launch this year, but the inaugural season has been postponed.
Seven teams have been announced so far, five of which are in the United States. NRG Esports, for example, is representing San Francisco and the entirety of the Bay Area.
Los Angeles will be represented by Noah Whinston's Immortals, who have recently partnered with the Anschutz Entertainment Group, owners of the Staples Center and LA Live.
The rest of the teams are owned by the following:
Miami/Orlando - Ben Spoont (CEO of Misfits Gaming)
Boston - Robert Kraft (Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group and the New England Patriots)
New York - Jeff Wilpon (COO of the New York Mets)
Shanghai - NetEase
Seoul - Kevin Chou (co-founder of Kabam)
While we are still a long way from seeing the launch of the season, the news shows that the league is still on track to happen. In time, more times are planned to be added so that the organization becomes global in all senses.
"League of Legends" teams are being franchised in North America, starting at $10 million.