The second of the Overwatch League's eight expansion teams has been named as the Toronto Defiant according to a news post on the league's official website.
After a pretty solid first season, the Overwatch League has seen fit to expand its number of teams by eight for its second year. China has picked up three teams, France is getting their first, and the United States has received another two (the first of which to be revealed was the Atlanta Reign). As for Canada, our neighbors up north have secured two teams for Toronto & Vancouver and we now have the name for one of them: the Toronto Defiant.
The Toronto Defiant are clad in a combination of red, black, white, and grey. The team's name was chosen to represent the resiliency of Canada's largest city. A 4chan leak had pegged the team's name as the Toronto Venom. It was certainly a cool concept, but a single screenshot of a promo image wasn't very substantial.
This particular Overwatch League team is having their team operations handled by Splyce, a professional e-sports organization with teams in Call of Duty, Paladins, and several other games. Beoumjun "Bishop" Lee will be taking up the reins as head coach. Bishop had been the head coach for the London Spitfire in the league's first season and ultimately led them to victory after several months of intense competition.
Overwatch recently released a PTR balance patch and detailed an upcoming replay and live spectating system that will let PC players observe the World Cup matches at Blizzcon from within their game client. You can keep up with the team's social media via their official Twitter and Instagram accounts. The Overwatch League returns for its second season on February 14, 2019.
What do you think of the name and colors for the Toronto Defiant? What do you think the Vancouver team's name and colors will be? Let us know in the comments below!