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Team names have allegedly leaked for five of the Overwatch League’s newest teams

Team names have allegedly leaked for five of the Overwatch League’s newest teams

Five team names and logos appear to have surfaced for five of next season’s new Overwatch League teams.

Reddit user BetterFixThat has claimed that, after digging around in the Overwatch League app’s API, these new teams will be named Hangzhou Spark, Washington Justice, Paris Eternal, Guangzhou Charge and Chengdu Hunters.

The only team name now missing from a leaked list on Reddit is Vancouver. The leak also includes what may be team logos for the new franchises (below).

All five of these cities were officially announced by Blizzard, with Chengdu and Vancouver among the last to be announced. However, these cities are yet to have to have their names and branding officially announced by the League.

BetterFixThat claims to have made the discoveries by guessing names of teams in the Overwatch League app. That app has also been attributed to the leaking of another team name and brand, Atlanta Reigns.

As usual, these leaks can’t be entirely trusted, but there’s some credibility to at least one of them. Another source on Reddit revealed that Paris franchise owner DM Esports has applied to trademark the name Paris Eternal with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Two additional new teams, Atlanta Reign and Toronto Defiant, have officially joined the League, bringing the total second season roster to 20 when the League begins again in 2019.

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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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