I love how huge esports have become. $20 million to register a team.
14 Teams now being Reported for the Overwatch League. - NeoGAF (http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1432247)
I made a thread a lil while back about the first 7 OWL teams being announced. In that time more teams were announced/rumoured but i couldnt be asked making a thread but now with stuff built up i thought it would be worth.
The original 7 OWL teams that were announedhttp://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1404768&page=1
Boston: Patriots Chairman/CEO Robert KraftSeouls Team was confirmed to have signed Lunatic Hai 2 Times Apex Champions
New York: Mets COO and Sterling VC co-founder Jeff Wilpon
Los Angeles: Noah Winston, CEO of Immortals, whose backers include AEG, Grizzlies owner Stephen Kaplan and Lionsgate
Miami-Orlando: Ben Spoont, CEO/co-founder of Misfits Gaming, backed by the Miami Heathttps://twitter.com/benspoont/status/885107828280655872
San Francisco: Andy Miller, chairman/founder of NRG ESports and a minority shareholder in the Sacramento Kingshttps://twitter.com/NRGgg/status/885114286342799360
Shanghai: NetEase Inc., the distributor of Overwatch in China
Seoul: Kevin Chou, co-founder and former CEO of mobile game developer Kabam
Next 2 more teams were officially announced
Cloud 9 London and a SECOND Los Angeles team headed by Kroenkehttp://www.espn.co.uk/esports/story/...h-league-spots (http://www.espn.co.uk/esports/story/_/id/20298968/cloud9-buys-london-kroenkes-grab-la-overwatch-league-spots)
Finally the rest are the Rumoured teams/not officially confirmed but heavily likelyDallas Envyushttp://www.espn.co.uk/esports/story/...tch-league-rep (http://www.espn.co.uk/esports/story/_/id/20267274/blizzard-add-team-envyus-austin-dallas-overwatch-league-rep)
OpTic Gaming gets the Houston Spothttp://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/...ot-applies-lcs (http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/20672817/sources-optic-obtains-owl-spot-applies-lcs)Philadelphia Comcasthttp://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/...h-league-spots (http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/20673359/blizzard-entertainment-locks-two-more-20-million-overwatch-league-spots)
And finallyChicago Flyquest
The 14th team is being negotiated but will likely participate
Blizzard has now recruited 13 teams, with 14 to be the total number for Season 1, according to sources. The launch of the league is set for the end of the year and will take place in Blizzard's new esports arena in Burbank, California, the developer announced last week.
Just a reminder buy ins to the league have been heavily rumoured to be at $20million