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Two new teams have joined the Overwatch League

Two new teams have joined the Overwatch League

Following the finale of the first Overwatch League season, two new teams have joined the fray.

Blizzard has announced that players from Atlanta in George and China's Guangzhou are joining the League. Comms and automotive services firm Cox Enterprises is the money behind the former, while the Neking Group is behind latter. That outfit also owns the Guangzhou Long Lions basketball team.

So far, logos and team names have yet to be unveiled. It's also unclear how much these companies have paid for these two teams. While Season One teams cost $20m, there were rumours of that price hiking to as much as $60m for the second season.

“We know Atlanta and Guangzhou have deeply engaged fan communities and we can’t wait to unveil their teams,” said Nate Nanzer, commissioner of the Overwatch League.

“As the league continues to grow, we’re looking forward to seeing more talented pros in action as more roster spots open up.”

London Spitfire took the top spot in the debut Overwatch League season.

Activision Blizzard said that it wanted to add six new teams this year, so expect to see four more to be announced in the coming month.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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