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Overwatch League: A Stranglehold on the Competitive Scene?

Overwatch League: A Stranglehold on the Competitive Scene?

If you have been following competitive Overwatch, you may have heard of the Overwatch League (OWL) along with the speculation and fear surrounding it.  In just the past week, five teams have left the competitive OWL scene completely and some tournaments, such as Alienware’s Monthly Melee, came to an abrupt end.  Many suspect this is part of a larger strategy by Activision Blizzard, to build a league that will look a lot more like one of the big four (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) and have less of an eSports structure. Economically, having OWL follow a model similar to the big...

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