Overwatch League is a major investment from Blizzard. The esports organization features city-based teams and gives its players full salaries. The finals for the first season took place last week, with the London Spitfire winning. This expansion of two teams will help the league grow next year.
Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard’s CEO, noted that it made these franchise sales at record prices. We don’t know the exact prices.
The first season of Overwatch League will conclude after the All-Star Weekend event, which takes place August 25 and August 26 at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, California.
The first season featured 12 teams in total. This will be Overwatch League’s second team from China, joining the Shanghai Dragons. The Atlanta team will be the second from the U.S. south, joining the Florida Mayhem (based in Miami).