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The 'Overwatch' League Expands Its Pro Teams To London And Los Angeles

The 'Overwatch' League Expands Its Pro Teams To London And Los Angeles

The Overwatch League is the first global professional esports league.

Traditional sports team owners Stan and Josh Kroenke have purchased a second Los Angeles Overwatch League franchise and esports team Cloud9 has agreed to purchase a London franchise, Blizzard informed Sports Business Daily today.

The Kroenkes own traditional sports teams L.A. Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and Arsenal FC.

With this announcement Cloud9 and KSE Esports will be joining the now 9 member league and bringing the total number of cities represented to 8. "We're thrilled to be bringing together more leaders from esports like Jack of Cloud9 and traditional sports like Stan and Josh of the LA Rams, Arsenal Football Club, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche, to create an awesome competition that celebrates and rewards players and fans in London, Los Angeles, and beyond". From August 1 until October 30, teams can sign Overwatch players to a contract that guarantees a minimum of $50,000 per year and 50% of all team performance bonuses from winning league events being passed directly on to the players.

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Kim also said that the South Korean military had been "placed in a hard position with new security situations and new threats".

"We're going to build a great team for Los Angeles that inspires fans near and far", Stan Kroenke said in the release. Players will also receive health insurance and a pension in addition to access to a player house and practice facilities.

"Building communities around the best competitive experiences in the world is incredibly rewarding, and the Overwatch League offers the chance to create something special", says Josh Kroenke, the cofounder of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.

Blizzard's Overwatch League has sold the rights to a pair of new franchises.

"We are thrilled that Cloud9's formidable fan base throughout Europe and the United Kingdom now has a local team to call their own", Jack Etienne, CEO of Cloud9, said in a statement. All jokes about the Kroenke family's National Football League team aside, Stan Kroenke also owns KSE eSports, so he's not entirely unfamiliar with how the industry works.


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