According to the report, if the deal goes through, LW Blue will move to Los Angeles for Season 1 of Overwatch League. After the first season of the league concludes, the team will move to New York City to coincide with the enactment of geolocation for the league.
LW Blue would be the second exclusively Korean lineup to come overseas to join Overwatch League. The owner of the Seoul franchise, KSV Esports, revealed its roster Monday to be Lunatic-Hai, the two-time defending champions of Korea’s OGN APEX. LW Blue withdrew from APEX earlier in the week.
Due to the age restriction of players in the league, one of LW Blue’s most celebrated players, Hwang “Fl0w3R” Yeon-oh, would not be able to play in Overwatch League. Flow3r is still 17 years old, and won’t reach the minimum age of 18 by the time the first season of the league kicks off, making him unable to officially compete, according to the report.
New York Mets owner Jeff Wilpon, a partner of Stirling.VC, was announced July 12 as the owner of the New York City franchise of Overwatch League, which still expects to launch before the end of the year.
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