The London Spitfire may be the current champions in the Overwatch League for 2018, but there are new challengers to come for the 2019 seasons. Two new teams out of Atlanta, USA and Guangzhou, China have just been announced.
The ownership groups for these franchises are:
* Atlanta, Georgia-Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media, and automotive services company, which has partnered with Province, Inc. to form Atlanta Esports Ventures
* Guangzhou, China-Nenking Group, a financial and entertainment conglomerate, and owner of the Guangzhou Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association
“The popularity of Overwatch and esports in general has created a diverse fanbase that we in Atlanta are excited to engage,” said Paul Hamilton, president and CEO of Atlanta Esports Ventures, a partnership between Cox Enterprises and Province, Inc.
“We are so excited to bring an Overwatch League team to Guangzhou,” said Zhong Naixiong, chairman of the Nenking Group.
More information about the names, rosters and branding will be released shortly by each team in conjunction with the Overwatch League. Information about other new Overwatch League teams and the 2019 season will be announced at a later date.