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Blizzard has signed deals to add two new teams to the Overwatch League, according to a report by ESPN.

Sources “close to the buyers and the game developer” have told ESPN that Comcast Spectacor, owner of the Philadelphia Flyers and sports branch of Comcast, has signed a deal to create a team in Philadelphia. While a second team in Houston has been purchased by OpTic Gaming thanks to a new group of investors led by Texas Rangers co-owner Neil Leibman.

These two teams will join the nine other teams already signed up to the league, which include London, Boston, New York, Seoul, and two teams in Los Angeles.

The Overwatch League officially begins later this year, with the official player signing window now open until October 30th, 2017. Players will get a minimum salary of $50,000 a year, health insurance, a retirement savings plan, and access to player housing and practice facilities during the season.

Last week, Blizzard announced plans to open an official esports arena in Los Angeles next month that will play host to a number of events, including the Overwatch League.

Source: ESPN

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Two more teams reportedly added to the Overwatch League

Blizzard has reportedly signed deals to add two more teams to its Overwatch League.

By Matthew Bennett | 09/13/2017 07:49 AM PT

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Blizzard has signed deals to add two new teams to the Overwatch League, according to a report by ESPN.

Sources “close to the buyers and the game developer” have told ESPN that Comcast Spectacor, owner of the Philadelphia Flyers and sports branch of Comcast, has signed a deal to create a team in Philadelphia. While a second team in Houston has been purchased by OpTic Gaming thanks to a new group of investors led by Texas Rangers co-owner Neil Leibman.

These two teams will join the nine other teams already signed up to the league, which include London, Boston, New York, Seoul, and two teams in Los Angeles.

The Overwatch League officially begins later this year, with the official player signing window now open until October 30th, 2017. Players will get a minimum salary of $50,000 a year, health insurance, a retirement savings plan, and access to player housing and practice facilities during the season.

Last week, Blizzard announced plans to open an official esports arena in Los Angeles next month that will play host to a number of events, including the Overwatch League.

Source: ESPN

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89