Welcome back to another edition of competitive gaming updates! The Overwatch League has been looking to add teams all month. Big money is needed to secure your spot in the league, which includes a fee of $20 million over time. That’s a lot of moolah just to watch gamers shoot at each other.
Team Envy Relocates
Team Blizzard is working up a deal with Team Envy, which would relocate the latter team to Dallas, Texas. The Overwatch League has been picking up teams and cities since the start of July. Overwatch is expected to add Envy to their list. More teams are expected to be signed in the coming weeks.
Each spot for the Overwatch League is acquired through a $20 million buy-in that is paid over time. This super expensive spot attracts millionaire investors and entrepreneurs such as New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon.
If the deal is finalized then Team Envy will relocate from Charlotte, North Carolina to Dallas, Texas. Envy is a very successful team, as they took home the first place prize at Overwatch Apex in season 1 of Major League Gaming Las Vegas 2016.
Overwatch Welcomes Their First Female Competitor
Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon made history when she became the first female competitor in Overwatch history. The 18-year-old gamer signed on with ROX Orcas to compete in OGN Overwatch APEX, one of the world’s most talked-about gaming tournaments.
Kim told ESPN, “I entered ROX because I wanted to further my experience and play with a team again.”
In June 2016, Se-yeon took the gaming community by storm with extraordinary skills that caused some gamers to accuse her of cheating. Her match opponents were so convinced that she was a fraud that they threatened to officially retire from the Overwatch competitive scene completely if it was revealed that she was “clean.”
Geguri shut up all the haters when she live streamed herself playing a first-person-shooter like a boss. Once she presented evidence of her skills, teams began to take notice of this gaming star.
In other words, Se-yeon is a straight monster when it comes to first person shooters.
ROX Orcas jumped at the chance to sign Se-yeon. And now, Ms. Kim will make history again when she becomes the first female competitor to compete at the upcoming Overwatch tournament.