London becomes first European city to get an official Overwatch team



Blizzard’s Overwatch League has seen the addition of another two teams, with one of them being the first European franchise to enter the competition: an outfit based in London.

LA-based esports firm Cloud9 has bought the rights to the London team, and founder Jack Etienne commented: “We are thrilled that Cloud9’s formidable fan base throughout Europe and the UK now has a local team to call their own.”

According to the BBC, Etienne and Cloud9 forked out $ 20 million (around £15.5 million, AU$ 25.5 million) to secure the London franchise, which just shows you how much money is sloshing around in the esports world these days.

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