New spots in the Overwatch League could reportedly sell for up to $60 million, three times more than the cost of the first dozen places in the League. According to ESPN, sources revealed that new expansion slots are expected to sell for anything between $30-60 million.
The first 12 spots in the Overwatch League were each sold for $20 million. Nine of those spots went to teams from across the United States, while the remaining three were taken by teams attached to Seoul, Shanghai, and London. Blizzard has been looking to expand the League, hoping to pick up teams in new territories, ahead of the beginning of the League’s second season.
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As well as reporting on the now astoundingly-high cost of the franchise spots, ESPN states that one of those new spots has been filled by Cox Enterprises, a company based in Georgia whose team will be attached to the Atlanta expansion slot. Sources also state that Overwatch League season two will feature teams attached to Paris, France, and Guangzhou, China.
In other Overwatch League news, London Spitfire became the League’s first-ever champions over the weekend. They beat Philadelphia Fusion 3-1, 3-0 to win the championship game 2-0. Six Overwatch League teams are expected to be added ahead of Season Two, which is due to begin in 2019. Expect to see more European and Asian teams added before then, as Blizzard attempts to appeal to a more international audience.
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