For those of you who missed the first real announcement regarding the Overwatch League (OWL) since the league itself was announced, Blizzard has chosen its first seven cities that will be taking part in the League. 

  • Boston, MA
  • New York, NY
  • Miami-Orlando, FL
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Shanghai, China
  • Seoul, South Korea

These cities have already established themselves as esports hubs, indicating that the OWL is off to a great start.  And, in the announcement, it was hinted that fans should expect more cities to be arriving soon.

The most notable inclusions of this list are Boston, MA and New York, NY and respectively purchased by Patriots owner Robert Kraft and New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon. Having two well-established professional sports team owners investing in an esports endeavor shows that there is a lot of potential behind the OWL. Investors such as these two do not waste money and resources on something they think will fail. And, given their success, they are pretty good at choosing winning investments. 


Seoul, South Korea's, the city best known for producing the most talented esports players in the world, inclusion in the OWL also indicates that the League will be creating top-notch competition, something the OWL needs to establish early in its lifespan to ensure invested followers and fans. 


These cities combined with the Blizzard touch means that fans of Overwatch should expect the OWL to be the real deal. No need to hold your breath any longer, the OWL has arrived and it is going to be a spectacular showing.