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Expansion City: After MLS success, Atlanta gets esports team

Atlanta is set to add another expansion franchise — this time in esports.

The Overwatch League announced Thursday that Atlanta will join the global, city-based esports circuit in 2019, its second season. The team will be managed by Atlanta Esports Ventures, a partnership between Cox Enterprises and Province Inc.

"We've had our eye on Atlanta for a long time," said Pete Vlastelica, president and CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. "It is near the top of the list of remaining Overwatch cities in the world, certainly in North America."

The league also announced a new franchise in Guangzhou, China. It plans to add four more franchises...

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