Overwatch League unveils new teams for Atlanta and Guangzhou



Last week it was reported by ESPN’s Jacob Wolf that the Overwatch League would be introducing some new expansion teams to the League following the inaugural season. Of the few, a team from Atlanta, Georgia, and from Guangzhou, China were named.

Well, these murmurings are much more than that now, as the Overwatch League took to Twitter on Thursday to officially announce the addition of an Atlanta and Guangzhou teams.

The official tweet reads:

Atlanta and Guangzhou are joining us for #OWL2019! Welcome!

The Atlanta team receives ownership from Cox Enterprises, one of the biggest names in communications, media, and automotive services companies. The team will be operated by Atlanta Esports Ventures, which is a partnership between Cox and Province Incorporated.

The Guangzhou team, now the second Chinese team to be added to the League, will be both owned and operated by Nenking Group. Nenking Group is a financial and entertainment conglomerate, also owning the Guangzhou Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

When prompted about the addition of the two teams, Overwatch League Commissioner, Nate Nanzer had this to say:

We know Atlanta and Guangzhou have deeply engaged fan communities and we can’t wait to unveil their teams. As the league continues to grow, we’re looking forward to seeing more talented pros in action as more roster spots open up.

There has been no release of team names, logos, or rosters, but we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

There has been no confirmation from the League on the rumored Paris, France team as of yet.

The featured image for this post was provided by Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment.



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