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Blizzard’s Overwatch League continues to expand with new teams in London and LA

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Blizzard’s ambitious Overwatch League keeps getting bigger. Today the developer announced that two new franchises will join the pro e-sports circuit, representing London and Los Angeles. The London franchise is the first announced team in Europe, and will be owned and operated by successful e-sports group Cloud9. The new LA team, meanwhile, will be helmed by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, a company that owns stakes in a number of pro sports teams, including Arsenal, the LA Rams, and the Denver Nuggets.

“These two owners in particular will hopefully clarify a little bit how we’re going about building this league,” explains Pete Vlastelica, president and CEO of Activision Blizzard subsidiary Major League Gaming. “Which is to say we’re…

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