written by Danielle Morgan
Overwatch will be the latest esports title ready to take the stage in Atlantic City next summer. Joe Marsh, the Chief Business Officer for Philadelphia Fusion- and a member of the Overwatch League’s Atlantic division - has announced plans to host their 2020 homestands in Atlantic City. The event is set to be held at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk hall, boasting matches between other franchise giants such as Seoul Dynasty, Atlanta Reign and Shanghai Dragons, with tickets promptly on sale tomorrow at 10AM ET.
Last December, large investments of $700,000 were made by the Casino Reinvestment Development Board to bolster the popularity of esports events within the city, pumping funding into the resort by Ingame esports. Lately, there has been several announcements of highly established esports events set to visit Atlantic city, landing the city on Marketwatch’s ten small cities that are great for gamers.
Despite the investment, Ingame did not organise the Overwatch esports event in their home city, however, but were thrilled with the recent succession of gaming events. “We're very happy with how things are going and we expect to grow more momentum and allow us to become what we had set out to be, which is a national venue that is on the top of the list for esports events” Says Anthony Gaud, founder of Ingame esports.
This announcement comes only days after Florida Mayhem, San Francisco Shock, Paris Eternal, Chengdu Hunters, and Washington Justice all confirm their home venues for the upcoming season. There will be a grand total of 52 homestand games spanning the 2020 split, spread over the 20 teams in the franchise, which is shaping up to be a spectacular season for Overwatch League.