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Nate Nanzer Confirms Overwatch League Could Expand In Season 2, Targeting Europe

In an interview with the Daily Mail, verwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer confirmed that they are looking to expand in the amount of teams for Season 2 and are targeting Europe. Nanzer said they were just in Rome and gave a speech to the European Club Association General Assembly and hope that some of the football clubs around Europe will buy into some teams. The Overwatch League are specifically looking at France, Germany, Spain, the Nordic region, Benelux, and Italy. Nanzer stated:

‘We were in Rome, and our CEO Bobby Kotick gave a speech on esports at the European Club Association General Assembly. It’s where all the European football clubs come together. The chairperson is Andrea Agnelli, the chairman of Juventus.

‘We’ve had a lot of conversations with different clubs across the continent. Football clubs in Europe, many of them are among the most forward thinking and innovative in all of sports. Obviously, esports is a way they can reach new audiences.’

Nanzer also revealed they are also looking at expanding into Asia with some places in mind. Saying:

‘We’re based in North America so we’re always talking to people there, but we’ll be heading to Asia in about two weeks to have some more conversations. We have a huge player base in Asia, and we want to bring more OWL teams there. Beijing, Guangzhou, Bangkok… we want to make sure we’re in big, global cities.

‘That’s not to say we won’t add more North American teams. We will. But the focus for us is expansion in Europe and Asia.’

When asked how these expansion would effect the current schedule, specifically the playoffs, Nanzer said:

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‘What we’re going to focus on in Season 2 is making sure we’re taking steps to schedule matches, regardless of where they happen, so that they’re at a time that’s better for Europe and Asia. The broadcast times have not been great for European fans this year. We’re looking to rectify that to the best of our ability in Season 2.’

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