With Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League set to start reasonably soon, more and more rumors and information about it is released. The newest snag of info to hit the web is an ESPN report by Jacob Wolf, reporting that South Korean Overwatch team LW Blue is going to represent New York City in the league.
This report comes days after the news of Lunatic-Hai, the best Overwatch team in the world at the moment, representing South Korea in Overwatch League. If the information provided to Jacob Wolf by his sources turns out to be correct—as it always does—LW Blue will be the second top South Korean team to play in the Overwatch League, which is a very encouraging thing when considering the overall competitive strength of the league and its gravitas in the Overwatch competitive scene, which has been stagnating after the announcement of Overwatch League.
According to Wolf‘s sources, the deal between Sterling.VC, which owns the New York spot in Overwatch League and LW Blue has been negotiated with the help of Steve Maida, the owner of Luminosity Gaming in an unknown capacity.
Currently, it seems like one of the LW Blue players, Hwang “Flow3R” Yeon-oh, won’t be eligible to keep playing with his team in the Overwatch League due to being only 17, while Overwatch League rules require competitors to be at least 18 years old to compete in the league.
Competitive Overwatch fans from New York will have to wait a while before they will be able to actually see LW Blue represent their great city in fact instead of name-only. The first season of the Overwatch League will be played in Los Angeles and all teams will go there to participate. Only after that is the league expected to actually start putting into place their controversial region-based model.