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Blizzard confirms final three Overwatch League cities for Season 1, which will have 12 teams and start Jan. 10

Overwatch League Season 1 will be capped at 12 teams
Philadelphia, Houston and Dallas are the final three cities for Season 1 of Overwatch League.

Blizzard announced Dallas, Houston and Philadelphia on Wednesday as final three cities to field teams in Season 1 of Overwatch League.

The announcement confirms previous reports about the teams and also caps the first season of Overwatch League at 12 teams. The Philadelphia spot will be owned by Comcast Spectacor, the Houston spot will be owned by OpTic Gaming, and the Dallas spot will be owned by Team EnVyUs, which announced Monday an eight figure investment from the Hersh Interactive Group.

“Comcast Spectacor is thrilled to play a central role in the Overwatch League’s inaugural season and energize the growing esports community in Philadelphia and beyond,” Dave Scott, president and CEO of Comcast, said in a news release.

Blizzard also announced the start date for the inaugural season of the league. The preseason begins Dec. 6 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles with a series of exhibition matches featuring all of the teams. The regular season will begin Jan. 10 and will continue into June, followed by playoffs in July, according to the release.

The signing window for Overwatch League teams has already started and will run through Oct. 31. The final list of cities for Season 1 and their owners are as follows:

Boston: Robert Kraft

New York: Jeff Wilpon

Los Angeles: Immortals

Los Angeles: Stan and Josh Kroenke

Miami-Orlando: Misfits

San Francisco: NRG Esports

Seoul: Kevin Chou

Shanghai: NetEase

London: Cloud9

Philadelphia: Comcast Spectacor

Houston: OpTic Gaming

Dallas: Team EnVyUs


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