Robert Kraft is bringing an esports team to Boston

The Overwatch World Cup schedule for this weekend

The Overwatch World Cup schedule for this weekend

Overwatch League bucks the trend of other eSports tournaments because, instead of private teams with names such as Fnatic, Team Dignitas and Evil Genius, Overwatch League plans to root them in physical locations like football teams. This week Activision Blizzard has announced the major city teams (Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, etc) and their owners. Our view is that we're building a forever league and looking for partners who want to build something long-term with us. "The owners we have selected have a proven capability of growing and fostering a fan base". Unlike the Overwatch League, this only applies to teams in North America, and the EU LCS has not yet adopted a similar strategy. More information on full schedule and tickets will be available closer to the League's start date.

Sources told ESPN, which broke the news about the franchises, that the buy-in price for Los Angeles-based Immortals and San Francisco-based NRG Esports, two professional eSports teams, was $20 million each to be paid over time. The rest of the money will be shared to the league pool.

The announcement of the NA LCS franchise teams will arrive in November of this year, with the first franchised regular season kicking off in 2018.

Nintendo New 3DS Production Ends
Over the past few years, Nintendo has been pushing the regular sized New 3DS pretty much to the side, in favor of the XL variant. So it doesn't look like Nintendo will be killing off production of the console as a whole just yet.

Whilst you might expect the decision to try and franchise the Call of Duty scene would be met with resistance, when we polled 1,800 people via our Twitter account, we found the results were nearly even, with 51% voting in favor of no in comparison to the 49% that said yes. "Traditional sports create content to form an audience and monetize that audience". On Wednesday, Activision jumped over 5% on the Overwatch League news. Overwatch League aims to expand its reach to those who may have never even touched the game before.

"ESports in its growth has been very grassroots and organic", Nanzer said. The OWL may announce more teams before the kickoff of its first season. "I think something that's important to keep in mind is we're not setting out to build this league for next year or the year after". Additionally, these matches will take place each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

"Overwatch is a game about a diverse group of global heroes who fight for an optimistic vision of the future, and the Overwatch League is an extension of that spirit", Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, said in the statement.

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Suntrust Banks Inc increased its stake in Coca Cola Co (KO) by 3.39% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS ) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.01.

The league will have a city based structure - more commonly seen in traditional sports - in an attempt to drive development of local fanbases.

"Overwatch" boasts 30 million players around the world.

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