Paris Eternal Paris Eternal OWL Rank #2 general manager Mex has revealed in a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything thread the Overwatch League franchise is working to form an academy team to compete in Contenders Europe 2019.
There is no news on who will be on the roster or the squad's branding. Mex stated that news will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
The Eternal's academy team will be just the second academy team to compete in Europe, the first being the Spitfire's British Hurricane. The squad will receive an automatic invite to the first season of Contenders 2019. They will be one of eight teams to play in Contenders Europe.
Overall, they are the fourth expansion team to announce an academy. The Atlanta Reign signed their academy roster prior to the start of Contenders 2018 Season 3.
Not all Overwatch League teams choose to have an academy roster. Of the teams that played in the Overwatch League's first season, there are two teams that currently don't have an academy team announced. Counting the expansion teams, there are six franchises without academies.
The dates for the next season of Contenders have yet to be announced.