During a stream Wednesday, when a viewer asked if he was playing in Overwatch League, he said with enthusiasm that he would be. The next question that naturally surfaced was the team for which he’d play, and Seagull cryptically responded to by saying “we’ll see.”
Seagull is a talented American player who previously played for NRG. He stepped down in April to focus more on building a personal brand through streaming, as he has a large platform and following. Most of his streams have around 10,000 viewers at a time, making his viewership on par with some of the Overwatch competitions that are broadcast on Twitch.
It’s worth noting that NRG is one of the seven owners announced earlier in the week for an Overwatch League slot, as the organization’s co-owner Andy Miller will control the San Francisco slot. Blizzard also revealed the owners for teams in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Shanghai and Seoul. The announcement comes after large bouts of silence from Blizzard surrounding the league, which was first announced at last year’s Blizzcon. The only other recent piece of information to come from Blizzard explicitly regarding the league (before Wednesday’s announcement) was that it would compile a scouting report of the top players in Overwatch to hand over to Overwatch League owners.
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