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Blizzard sells Overwatch League Atlanta Spot to Cox Enterprises



Activision Blizzard reportedly sold a Overwatch League expansion space for Atlanta, Georgia, at Cox Enterprises.

The inaugural season's Overwatch League finals are currently underway in Brooklyn, New York with sources telling ESPN that representatives of Cox were present attending owner meetings.

Cox Enterprises is headquartered in Atlanta with net assets of over $ 41

billion (£ 35.1 billion) in 2016. Cox's subsidiaries include Broadband Communications and Entertainment Company Cox Communications Cox Media Group which operates radio, radio and newspapers, and Cox Automotive which operates Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book .

The city of Atlanta has invested in the Turner Broadcasting investment in eSport, such as the production of ELEAGUE in which an Overwatch Open worth $ 100,000 was held before 2016, a growing area for eSports in the southeastern United States region, the OWL announcements. DreamHack debuted the first gaming festival in the United States with Atlanta as one of the stops and will return for a second iteration in November.

Misfits with the ELEAGUE Overwatch Open in 2016. Credit: Turner Sports

Buy-ins for the first season are said to have sold for $ 20 million (17.1 million pounds) while expanding the second season cost over 60 million dollars ( 45.8 million pounds) . Earlier this week, there were also reports that two new expansions for season two were in the works, which were to be sold for Paris, France, and Guangzhou, China.

In the opening season, the OWL consisted of nine teams in the United States, two in Asia and one in Europe with most American companies or investors. Blizzard has stated in the past that they will fill six expansion slots and look for more outside the United States.

Esports Insider says: Atlanta is certainly one of the country's most perfect cities for a new team, as we predicted about a year ago. A top entertainment and growth area for e-sports in the southeastern United States, Atlanta will welcome the OWL with open arms next year.

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