Boston’s Overwatch League team has officially received a name and they will be known as the Boston Uprising.
The Boston Uprising are owned by The Kraft Group who own the New England Patriots, and are inspired by the city of Boston’s role in the American Revolution during the 18th century.
Robert Kraft, Chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group, said in a statement..
“We are excited to unveil our team name, logo and colors for our newest sports property. Esports already has a large global audience, with Overwatch being among the most popular games with more than 35 million players worldwide.
“We look forward to introducing sports fans in Boston to the new Overwatch League with a local team they can support. We are also eager to use the Boston Uprising to introduce Boston and our franchise to the global community of esports. We are currently assembling a team that we anticipate will compete for championships, as Boston sports fans have come to expect from all of their professional teams.”
Preseason for the Overwatch League starts December 6 and regular season play starts on December 10.