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Opinion

Which one of the sports orgs will make a good team?

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

Blizzard announced yesterday seven teams that will be the first season of Overwatch League. Many of them are from sports orgs. The list includes the New England Patriots, New York Mets, Immortals, Misfits, NRG, NetEase and Kevin Chou.

The prevailing story right now is who among the sports teams (Patriots, Mets) will actually make a good OW team? Every sports team I’ve seen come into the space without partnering up with a well-run established esports team has been hilariously terrible at making any good teams at all. It got to the point that I have to wonder if the entire scouting thing done by Blizzard was a desperate attempt to try to get these people to make good teams.

Other things to worry about are NetEase because that’s an obvious conflict of interest as they publish the game in China and Chinese orgs will always do shady things.

Also I have no idea what Kevin Chou has done in esports ever so I have zero clue what to think about that.

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