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Blizzard announces first Overwatch League teams and owners, including Robert Kraft and Jeff Wilpon

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The Verge reports: “Blizzard announced today the first seven team owners and partners for Overwatch League, the company’s ambitious plan for bringing the e-sports side of its popular multiplayer team shooter mainstream with city-based teams that mirror conventional sports franchises. And those owners include some big names from the world of traditional sports. First and foremost is Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, who bought the rights for a Boston-based Overwatch team. Jeff Wilpon, the COO of the New York Mets, will be fielding a New York City franchise.”

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