It has been announced that the Cloud9 organisation have acquired the roster of Laser Kittenz and this team will be put together in time to take part in the upcoming Overwatch Contenders Season one. This announcement was made yesterday and it caused some excitement amongst certain circles in the world of Overwatch.
The way that the Laser Kittenz roster performed during the previous season made a significant impression on a lot of people, not least the CEO of Cloud9 Jack Etienne. They have shown how by pairing their clear levels of talent with hard work and dedication, they are committed to getting the most out of their talents and they will continually strive to do their bets no matter what event or tournament in which they are participating in.
This news comes not long after it was also announced that the Cloud9 organisation had also acquired the London franchise spot for the Overwatch League which is a massive piece of news in itself.
It is still not very clear as to whether or not this Laser Kittenz team will be the roster that will be taking up the London franchise position when the league actually stars in a couple of months’ time.
Statements concerning this move to date have not been very clear so it is very much a wait and see sort of policy for the time being. Clearly if they were given the chance, the Laser Kittenz team would relish the opportunity but they have to prove their ability even more before they are trusted with this tag.
It was the original roster for Cloud9 that had failed to qualify for this Contenders season so there is no doubting that this new acquisition was made with an eye to make them more competitive. It very well could be a combination of both of these rosters that end up partaking in the upcoming season but we will just have to wait and see how all of this pans out.
Alongside the announcement that the Cloud9 organisation will be taking up the London franchise spot for the Overwatch League, it was also announced that the Los Angeles spot for franchising was secured by the newly formed esports business that has been dubbed KSE Esports.
Team EnVyUs is the first team that has committed to a franchise spot outside of Europe. The KSE Esports business is owned by the brothers Josh and Stan Kroenke who are owners of the LA Rams and the Denver Nuggets as well as Arsenal football club s they have a lot of connections already with mainstream sport. It is thought that they agreed to the standard buy in of $20 million.
Cloud9 is currently one of the most well-known esports organisations around and they have a good Overwatch roster in play. It is thought that the folks at Blizzard who are running the Overwatch League are iaming to have a dozen participants when it kicks off. Currently there are a total of ten teams that have already committed and it is expected to fill up very soon.