"Overwatch" is one of the most popular video games in the world, and the best players can pursue a career playing the game through the Overwatch League, an international esports league dedicated to the first-person shooter.
Overwatch Leagues first season launched in December 2017 with 12 teams, nine of which are based in the United States. They make registered players from all over the world, offering a minimum wage of $ 50,000 and a shot of another $ 3.8 million in prize money. The season a final brought in 10.8 million viewers over Twitch, ABC, ESPN, Disney XD and Twitch, according to "Overwatch" publisher and leagues Activision Blizzard.
As it enters its second season, the Overwatch League has added eight new teams, extending its router to 20 international franchises. According to Jacob Wolf of ESPN, Activision Blizzard asked each new expansion team to pay between $ 30 and $ 60 million for the rights to join the league. The 12 founding teams have reportedly paid $ 20 million each to participate in the initial season, which means the cost of buying in goes up.
The new teams will expand the international scale of the league with three expansions in China (Hangzhou, Chengdu and Guangzhou), two in Canada (Toronto and Vancouver) and a team based in Paris. The United States wants new teams in Washington D.C. and Atlanta welcome. At the bottom of this post you will find a list that can see every Overwatch League team, their parenting organizations (in parentheses) and their team colors.
Here's what you need to know about the Overwatch League, the teams, and the key game to watch this season.