According to Jacob Wolf from ESPN, the Overwatch League will add two more expansion teams, Washington D.C. and Hangzhou, China, for Season Two.
This comes after the Overwatch League officially confirmed teams in Atlanta and Guangzhou, China for Season Two. In addition to those official announcements, Jacob Wolf also reported that teams for Paris and Toronto were also confirmed.
The addition of all these teams would bring the total amount of League teams up to 18. Although this was the previous goal for Season Two, Jacob Wolf is reporting that two more teams will be added before the expansion team process closes.
The D.C. team will be funded and led by Mark Ein, a real estate and technology investor and the owner of the Washington Kastles, along with his Captiol Investment Corp. and other affiliated groups.
The Hangzhou team will be funded by Bilibili, a Chinese video sharing website.
With all this information, the expansion teams for Season Two will include:
- Atlanta, United States of America
- Washington, D.C., United States of America
- Guangzhou, China
- Hangzhou, China
- Paris, France
- Toronto, Canada
- Unknown Expansion Team 1
- Unknown Expansion Team 2
Given all of the recent player releases, the expansion teams will be very busy over the next month. From this Sunday September 9th until October 7th, Overwatch League expansion teams get first pick to sign free agents before existing Overwatch League teams.
From October 8th onwards, the free agent signing period opens up to all teams.
With the expansion team signing period coming up soon, keep an eye out for more official confirmations of teams in the near future.
Featured image by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment.
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