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Esports coming: Baltimore/Washington is one of eight Overwatch League expansion teams

Esports coming: Baltimore/Washington is one of eight Overwatch League expansion teams

After a successful pilot season, the Overwatch League, based on the multiplayer shooter game from Activision Blizzard, is adding eight more teams to its inaugural dozen, and a Baltimore/Washington franchise is one of them, the league announced Friday.

The new team, still unnamed, is owned by venture capitalists Mark Ein and Dyson Dryden, who partnered to form Washington Esports Ventures. The team will aim to represent the Baltimore, Washington and Virginia region, and though it will likely be known as the Washington franchise, Dryden, a Baltimore native, said he will push to inject a prominent Charm City influence into the team’s appearance.

“We plan on having a real...

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