Houston’s esports team or Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Overwatch has finally unveiled team details including a name, the team members and their logo.
The team which will be competing in the Overwatch league as part of an initiative by Activision Blizzard’s division in California and it has finally announced the team name which is the Houston Outlaws. The latest reports also revealed that the company also revealed more details including the names of the team members, the general manager, the coaches and the team logo. Overwatch is currently one of the most popular gaming titles its online multiplayer campaign makes it an ideal gaming title for esports.
The Houston Outlaws is the first team is now one of the numerous teams participating in the first esport league of its kind that involves a franchise structure that is based on cities. There are currently 12 such franchises in the world. The team has ten players, three coaches, and one manager.
The team’s logo was collaboration with the Overwatch development team as revealed by spokesmanHiro Ito. The logo consists of two revolvers forming the shape of a longhorn as a symbol of team unity and a star on top of it to represent the team’s pride in being a part of Texas (the Lone Star State).
“We’re excited for the Houston Outlaws to join the Green Wall family. All of our fans live to compete—to be louder than everyone else and to deafen the competition with our skilled play and enthusiasm. The Houston Outlaws will continue our historical dominance in esports and introduce a new meaning of ‘community’ to our fans in Texas,”stated Hector Rodriguez, the President, and CEO of OpTic Gaming.
There will be a total of 12 teams participating in this year’s Overwatch league and the preseason play is expected to commence in December this year. The full season will kick off early next year and will run until July 2018. The Houston Outlaws paid a franchise fee of roughly $20 million. The team is ready to take on the upcoming season and it has everything in place and a lot of support from the coaches, and manager.