We just crowned the London Spitfire as our first champion, and now new competition is on the way for the 2019 season. Today we welcomed two more teams—Atlanta and Guangzhou—into the Overwatch League.
The Atlanta team is owned by Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media, and automotive services company. Atlanta Esports Ventures—a partnership between Cox and Province, Inc.—will operate the team.
The Guangzhou team is owned and operated by Nenking Group, a financial and entertainment conglomerate, and owner of the Guangzhou Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Official team names, marks, and rosters will be revealed at a later date.
“We know Atlanta and Guangzhou have deeply engaged fan communities and we can’t wait to unveil their teams,” said Nate Nanzer, commissioner of the Overwatch League. “As the league continues to grow, we’re looking forward to seeing more talented pros in action as more roster spots open up.”