The next of the eight expansion teams coming for the 2019 Overwatch League season is the Chengdu Hunters as revealed in a news post on the league's official website.
The Chengdu Hunters are the latest team to be revealed for Blizzard Entertainment's premiere e-sports league. The team is owned by Chinese streaming platform HUYA and partnered with the Chinese e-sports club RNG (Royal Never Give Up). The team put out an announcement tweet at the same time that the news post dropped.
The Chengu Hunters will be clad in a mix of orange, black, and silver. These colors were chosen as a mix of the official colors of RNG and Huya as a representation of the two companies joining up. As for the logo, well... it's a badass-looking panda. On the off chance you've been living under a rock, China really likes their pandas.
Blizzard is no stranger to leaks, especially when it comes to Overwatch. The Overwatch League app appeared to have let slip the names and logos of the eight expansion teams in advance. As with the other recent announcements, the logo for the Chengdu Hunters is bang on. The team's Twitter account was spotted in the wild a bit early right around the same time as the logo and name leaks from the official app came to light.
The Chengdu Hunters are the third of four Chinese-based Overwatch League teams to be revealed. The Shanghai Dragons made their debut in the inaugural season and the Guangzhou Charge were revealed just a couple of days ago. The fourth Chinese team is rumored to be the Hangzhou Spark. Considering how the rumor's played out so far, I think we can be pretty confident that that will be their name. The Vancouver team still has yet to have its name or logo leaked (much less officially revealed).
You can keep up with the Chengdu Hunters by following them on Twitter, Instagram, and Weibo.
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