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Overwatch League Getting Six New Teams

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Will the Overwatch League expand in Season 02? How many new teams will we get?

The Overwatch League was a full-blown success for Blizzard, Twitch, and all over involved parties. The layout, the teams, the matches, it was all top-notch. And now that Season 01 is over, Season 02. Two teams were already confirmed to be coming to Season 02, but a new tweet has revealed they won’t be alone, as six more teams are coming:

“Now, as we look forward to the 2019 season and beyond, we’re adding eight new teams that will help us grow our league in important regions around the globe,” Pete Vlastelica said. “We know that the difference between a good league and a great league is its owners, and we set a high bar for our first season with the caliber of ownership groups. Every one of these expansion franchises cleared that bar and will make our league even better.”

The team names haven’t been given yet, but we do know who will own them:

  • Aquilini Group—A diversified family business that owns the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena and manages a global conglomerate portfolio will operate the team in Vancouver, Canada
  • Bilibili—A leading online entertainment company in China, covering a wide array of genres and media formats—including videos, live broadcasting, and mobile games—will operate the team in Hangzhou, China
  • DM Esports—A global company focused on esports entertainment and investments will operate the team in Paris, France
  • HUYA Inc.—A leading game livestreaming platform in China will operate the team in Chengdu, China
  • OverActive Media—An integrated company delivering esports and video game entertainment to the Canadian market will operate the team in Toronto, Canada
  • Washington Esports Ventures—A sports organization founded by Mark Ein, owner of the Washington Kastles of World Team Tennis, to build and promote esports enterprises will operate the team in Washington, D.C.

The Overwatch League returns in 2019.