We're excited to announce the name of our New York City franchise: the New York Excelsior. The name Excelsior means “ever upward” in Latin, and is inspired by the everyday heroism of New York.  It's this spirit of optimism, drive, and ambition that the team hopes will propel them to victory in the Overwatch League. The team nickname, “NYXL,” also evokes New York at its strongest, while the flag logo represents different people, cultures, and ideas coming together. Congrats to NYXL and team owner Sterling VC!

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For more background as well as roster announcement details, check out the team’s official press release and follow NYXL on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and their own website. Be sure to keep up with the latest Overwatch League news on overwatchleague.com and our official Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram feeds as well.