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NetEase Becomes the Overwatch League(TM)'s First China-based Team Owner

SHANGHAI , July 17, 2017 /CNW/ -- NetEase was selected as the first China -based team owner of the Overwatch League, as officially announced on July 12 . Being one of the first seven successful entrepreneurs and leaders from traditional sports and esports to lead professional teams in the league, NetEase will assemble a talented roster which the fans in Shanghai will be proud of and organize a series of local Overwatch® events in Shanghai .

The Overwatch League™ is the first major global, city-based pro esports league in the world. Since Blizzard Entertainment's global launch of Overwatch, more than 30 million players have immersed themselves in a dynamic vision of Earth's future that celebrates diverse heroes and colorful communities across the world. By bringing together best practices from esports and traditional sports, the Overwatch League's professional teams aim to create amazing competitions across major cities on present-day Earth.

As proved by traditional sports models and events, city-based teams will create a highly diversified, one-of-a-kind experience for fans throughout the world, with each city bringing its own...