Paris Overwatch League Team Reportedly to Start 2020 Season Based in New Jersey

The Paris Eternal will operate out of New Jersey at the start of Season 3
The Paris Eternal will operate out of New Jersey at the start of Season 3 | Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment

The Paris Eternal will start the 2020 Overwatch League based in New Jersey rather than Paris, according to a report published Friday by the Washington Post.

Which city will play temporary host to the franchise remains unknown, per the Post. Home matches will be played in Paris, in accordance with the Overwatch League's schedule.

The Paris Eternal and the London Spitfire are the only two European franchises in the Overwatch League. The Spitfire's base of operations remains unknown.

The Eternal's failure to secure a Paris location at the season's start puts a damper on the Overwatch League's intercontinental ambitions, presenting another roadblock to the league's presentation as a globe-crossing league of unprecedented scope.

The first two seasons of the Overwatch League were played in the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, Los Angeles. Season 2 introduced Homestand events, allowing teams to host one-off competitions in their home markets. Season 3 will be the first to realize the league's goal of locally played matches in the home cities of each franchise.

Overwatch League Season 3 begins Feb. 8. The Paris Eternal is not scheduled to host play until April 11.