The Overwatch scene is bustling with news about staff appointments, team names and logos. With the Overwatch League still some time away, we are still awaiting the full names of the new teams. We recently reported the two new team names for Paris and Guangzhou. The two teams are named Paris Eternal and Guangzhou Charge. There are still multiple teams yet to reveal their branding and names.
The Mayhem Academy add ‘Yeh’ to their team as Head of Player Development and Scouting.
— Mayhem Academy (@MayhemAcademy) November 10, 2018
The Mayhem Academy is the Contenders team for Florida Mayhem. The team did not have a great time in the two Contender Seasons of 2018. They only managed to finish in the 5-8th position, well below their peers. For the management, this does seem to be due to lack of adequate player scouting. They have appointed ‘yeh’ as their Head of Player Development and Scouting.
NYXL to launch their online store.
For Overwatch League teams, their branding comes as a part and parcel to boost their merchandise sales. The lack of merchandise sales in esports, including Overwatch has been a worrying concern for non-endemic organisations entering the scene. They see a lot of money being invested, but minimal returns. The lack of stadium attendance tickets, merchandise sales all add up to provide minimal revenue from esports.
No need to dream, we're launching NYXL Online Store on 11/16.
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— NYXL (@NYXL) November 9, 2018
With the Overwatch League, Blizzard attempts to change a lot of this. They want to ensure that team owner are able to monetize their teams, their fanbase and popularity. The New York Excelsior was the most successful team in Overwatch League Season 1. Although they did not win the season, they were by far the most dominant team in regular Group play. You can visit their store later in the day here.
Boston Uprising announces new Collegiate Cup.
The Kraft family-owned Boston Uprising has announced a new Collegiate cup. The event will see amateur teams participate and compete against each other. They will gain valuable experience, as well as a chance, display their skill to Overwatch league Scouts. The registration page is already online and interested parties can go here to register their teams.
Calling all New England collegiate @PlayOverwatch teams!
— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) November 9, 2018
Check out the new team names for Paris and Guangzhou below.