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All of the Overwatch League Season Two expansion team brands

Published: 3/Dec/2018 14:51 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 15:40

by Joe O'Brien

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All of the team brands for Season Two of the Overwatch League have been officially revealed.

Eight new franchises are joining the league for its second season, bringing the total number of teams to 20.

With Vancouver and Washington D.C. the last two franchises to have revealed their official branding, all of the logos, colours, and skins of the new teams are now confirmed.

Many teams have also announced their complete rosters, with only Washington left to reveal their line-up.

Unfortunately, fans will still have to wait to see the new teams in action, as Season Two of the league doesn’t kick off until February 14.

Here are all of the team names and brands for the second season of the Overwatch League.

Expansion Franchises

Atlanta Reign

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Chengdu Hunters

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Guangzhou Charge

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Hangzhou Spark

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Paris Eternal


Toronto Defiant


Vancouver Titans


Washington Justice


Original Season One Teams

Boston Uprising

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Dallas Fuel


Florida Mayhem

Blizzard Entertainment


Houston Outlaws

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Los Angeles Gladiators

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Los Angeles Valiant

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London Spitfire

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New York Excelsior

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Philadelphia Fusion

Blizzard Entertainment


San Francisco Shock

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Seoul Dynasty

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Shanghai Dragons

Blizzard Entertainment
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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.