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Toronto Defiant Announces Season 2 Roster

Toronto Defiant Announces Season 2 Roster

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The OWL expansion team Toronto Defiant has announced their initial roster via Twitter. They still have two more roster spots open, which should be announced shortly. “We’ve got two more slots to fill. More details will come soon. Stay tuned.” – Toronto Defiant Twitter. Toronto Defiant Roster Main Tank: @yakpung Main Support: @Aid_OW DPS: @owivy2, […]


Toronto Overwatch League Franchise Unveils Official Brand

Toronto Overwatch League Franchise Unveils Official Brand

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The Toronto franchise of the Overwatch League (OWL) unveiled their official branding during a launch party in Toronto last night. The team revealed their logo and team name for their OWL expansion franchise… Toronto Defiant! The Toronto Defiant previously announced their general manager (Jaesun “Jae” Won) and head coach (Beom-joon “Bishop” Lee), Their next big […]


Shanghai Dragons OWL Franchise Signs Six New Players

Shanghai Dragons OWL Franchise Signs Six New Players

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After months of having only three players on their roster, Daenerys Targaryen birthed SIX new Shanghai Dragons in one night! The Shanghai Dragons posted the news on Twitter and released this video welcoming their new team members. The new Dragons are as follows:  Min-seong “diem” Bae (Hitscan) Jin-hyeok “DDing” Yang (Projectile DPS) Young-jin ” YOUNGJIN” […]


Overwatch World Cup Rosters & Predictions

Overwatch World Cup Rosters & Predictions

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OVERWATCH WORLD CUP ROSTERS FRANCE France has a solid team, which proved itself during the Paris qualifier. First of their group, the French team relies on strong teamplay and individual skill to take down their opponents. Dylan “aKm” Bignet (Dallas Fuel) Benjamin “BenBest” Dieulafait Nicolas “NiCO” Moret Gael “Poko” Gouzerch (Philadelphia Fusion) Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson […]


Overwatch League Season 2: Official Schedule Release

Overwatch League Season 2: Official Schedule Release

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The Overwatch League (OWL) has officially announced that Season 2 will begin on Valentines Day 2019. Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles will once again play host to all OWL regular season games. It is predicted that Season 3 will have teams travel worldwide and compete at home and away arenas. OWL Season 2 will take […]


Overwatch Finally Makes The Top 5 On The Esports Prize Pools List

Overwatch Finally Makes The Top 5 On The Esports Prize Pools List

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All year long, major esport competitions flood our screens and fill arenas with avid supporters. With the expansion of esports as a whole, the amount of prize money that tournaments are offering continues to grow. That number has reached an estimated $111 million USD in 2018 alone, with three months left in the year. According […]


Overwatch World Cup Finals 2018: Team Draws + Rosters

Overwatch World Cup Finals 2018: Team Draws + Rosters

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Through all of Overwatch Season 9, Blizzard kept track of the top players worldwide. They then went on to select the best 24 countries to compete in the Overwatch World Cup. Those top teams from around the globe then battled through 4 different Group Stages, hosted in France, South Korea, Thailand, and the United States. […]


Overwatch League Season 2: Expansion Team Rundown

Overwatch League Season 2: Expansion Team Rundown

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Blizzard is a company that has proven time and time again that it can change the landscape of gaming. Even in their early years, the team gathered around the core members, some of which are still in the company, seemed destined to make gaming history. Today, that history includes another brand new accomplishment – an […]


Overwatch Streamer Dafran Could Be Going Pro Once Again

Overwatch Streamer Dafran Could Be Going Pro Once Again

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The domains of video game streamers and pro esports players are often so tightly connected that they heavily overlap. However, for one figure in the Overwatch esports community, the two fields have become so close that they are practically interchangeable. The person in question is Daniel Francesca, better known as Dafran. Recently, it was revealed […]


Toronto OWL Franchise Adds Former London Spitfire Coach

Toronto OWL Franchise Adds Former London Spitfire Coach

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Toronto OWL appear to be all business with a clear goal of going for the Grand Finals in their inaugural Overwatch League Season. They have signed former London Spitfire coach Beomjun ‘Bishop’ Lee. As most know, the London Spitfire were the Grand Finals champions in OWL Season 1. Bishop was not the Spitfire coach during […]


Overwatch World Cup: LA Group Stage Live Stream

Overwatch World Cup: LA Group Stage Live Stream

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Overwatch World Cup 2018, LA Group Stage. September 7-9. Next up on the Overwatch World Cup tour is Bangkok, running from September 14-16. The final group stage matches take place in Paris from September 21-23. The Overwatch World Cup Finals will take place at Blizzcon 2018 on November 2nd and 3rd.


Overwatch League Officially Announces 8 New Teams

Overwatch League Officially Announces 8 New Teams

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Activision Blizzard has just confirmed the rumors that have been swirling for months. Eight new Overwatch League teams have been officially announced. We can’t wait for the #OWL2019 season! Here are the 8 new teams joining the league! pic.twitter.com/zhkrNYDlko — Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) September 7, 2018 It is estimated that the franchise fees for Overwatch […]


Overwatch League Roster Change Tracker + FAQ

Overwatch League Roster Change Tracker + FAQ

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Overwatch League (OWL) season 2 signing season begins shortly, but do you have a chance to become an Overwatch pro? Overwatch Contenders has put together a FAQ to help educate potential esports stars who are taking the ‘path to pro’.  Q1: What is the age of eligibility to sign an Overwatch League contract? A1: To sign an Overwatch […]


Overwatch League Adds Teams: Vancouver And Chengdu

Overwatch League Adds Teams: Vancouver And Chengdu

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Sources at ESPN are reporting Activision Blizzard has added Vancouver, Canada and Chengdu, China to Overwatch League (OWL) for Season 2. This news comes a day after a report surfaced that Washington, DC and Hangzou, China expansion teams are joining OWL. The Vancouver, Canada team is said to be owned by the Aquilini Investment Group, the owner of […]


Overwatch World Cup Preview: Los Angeles, Group Stage

Overwatch World Cup Preview: Los Angeles, Group Stage

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Overwatch World Cup Info   Dates: September 7-9 Location: Blizzard Arena, Los Angeles Live Stream on ESTNN TV Broadcast: ESPN3 and Disney XD Full Schedule: Available on the official OWWC site. Overwatch World Cup Rosters   USA Indy Halpern (LA Valiant) Shane Flaherty (Houston Outlaws) Jay Won (SF Shock) Austin  Wilmot (Houston Outlaws) Zachary Lombardo (Contenders NA: Fusion University) […]


Overwatch League Signs Content Deal With Twitter

Overwatch League Signs Content Deal With Twitter

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The Overwatch League (OWL) has signed a multi-year content deal with Twitter. The partnership will broadcast Overwatch League highlights and live streams directly to Twitter. The deal begins this weekend, August 25-26, as Twitter will broadcast content from the OWL All-Star Game. Daniel Cherry, VP and CMO for Activision-Blizzard Esports Leagues discussed the partnership: “From […]


Overwatch League Draws 10.8 Million Viewers

Overwatch League Draws 10.8 Million Viewers

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The Overwatch League (OWL) finals which were played over two days, had an estimated 10.8 million viewers, states Blizzard. The finals were played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn between the London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion. The 10.8 million viewers is the total counted up from all broadcasters including ESPN, ABC, Twitch, and the Chinese networks. […]


USA and China Add New Overwatch Teams

USA and China Add New Overwatch Teams

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Atlanta, USA and Guangzhou, China are joining the Blizzard / Activision Overwatch League. Atlanta has seen their MLS soccer team surpass popularity expectations and are hoping for the same result here. The two new teams are over 8,000 miles from one and other. Rumors had been swirling for a while now that the league would […]


Investors Bullish on Overwatch League

Investors Bullish on Overwatch League

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The worldwide esports industry is ablaze as a few financial specialists are getting bullish on the business. “No question this is changing the landscape for media companies and how people are participating in sports,” Tim Seymour, co-founder and managing partner at Triogem Asset Management, a hedge fund, said on “Fast Money” Monday. A week ago, […]