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If You Were To Pick 5 OWL Cities, What Would It Be
#1
Rees
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Simple, just list your top 5 wishlist cities. Here are my 5.

1.) Seattle, WA - This city in particular is one of the major cities of e-sports gaming and is very popular. It is also one of the biggest cities of e-sports outside of California so other than just 3 CA teams for the far West, maybe Seattle could be a good spot? I think FaZe Clan is reasonable for having that spot if it were to happen, but I have a feeling that 2nd LA spot was made for FaZe itself.

2.) Colonge, Germany - Outside the US, Colonge is no doubt one of the biggest EU e-sports cities, also OW is in dire need of another EU team. Investing in this city for a spot is a great idea, after all it is one of the largest platforms of e-sports in general, meaning there is an audience. I would say any EU team could actually buy the spot itself if they have the money. Possibly a return to Fnatic? Maybe.

3.) Singapore - I like the idea of Singapore because this is where the best of SE Asians teams/players can shine, Singapore is also a tech based city so the potential is there for an investment. I don't see a problem with this because SE Asia is actually on the rise when it comes to OW e-sports.

4.) Sydney - I also don't see a problem with this city or country except for one thing, travelling other than that it is fine. I'm surprised no one has invested in a team in AUS because there is a scene in there for sure. The teams that could be bought from an organization could mostly likely be Blank Esports, a maybe would be Flash Wolves, and a least likely would be Ardeont.

5.) Some city in Brasil - Brazil has a large significant e-sports scene, only if SA expanded into NA minor or major tournaments in OW, I can assure you that they can pick up on some ideas on how to become a challenger. However, there are people willing to see this, but funds might not be enough for an e-sports multi million corporation for OWL, I don't see it just the way OWL is working. If it were to happen, I would say Brasil Gaming House or KARMA (aka Team Argentina) could settle for a team.

Bonus:
Tokyo, Japan - My only dream is to see Japan as a spot for OWL, I want to see Japan as a competitor for SK and China. I feel like the only problem is that, there isn't really a lot of support of OW in Japan itself. Possibly Team Japan and JCG Master (Japanese Tournaments I believe happens at least 2 events a month? Not sure about that tbh) could spark a new scene of e-Sports in the country?

#2
Hafficool
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you wouldnt pick seoul?

#3
Shank
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Hafficool [#2]

you wouldnt pick seoul?

It's his wishlist my dude, Seoul alr has a team.
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Japan is a hard one because they don't really have anything against OW, they just have a large culture of console players. I feel like you're also taking too much of a nation-v-nation approach, but most teams will hopefully be picking up international players.

Respect for Cologne tho.

#4
Loco
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Copenhagen - Danmark

Stockholm - Sweden

Oslo - Norway

:P

#5
sNUGGETO
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amsterdam - the netherlands

best city on earth

#6
robokun87
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Never considered Australia to be much of an e-sport country at least in the games I've followed over the years so personally wouldn't like to see them get a spot, do agree with Germany though and I would add in somewhere in Sweden since it's been a haven for e-sports titles for over a decade and they deserve a spot as much as anyone else.

It's still shocking to me they picked London when e-sports is hardly big there over Germany or Sweden etc. Even France might be a decent spot, they have good options for more EU spots but can't help but feel the OWL will be 90% NA for the time being anyway.

#7
poi98
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Stockholm, Sweden
Milan, Italy
Copenhaghen, Denmark
Helsinki, Finland
Paris, France

Mmmm OWL need more Europe

#8
Winter
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Presuming we're excluding the already included cities, I'd just give one to the capital of every Nordic country in Europe (with the exception of Iceland due to the population) and throw in a German city as well. Think the US has plenty now, just give Canada a couple and NA is set. Would like to see OWL become fully global though and give Australia and Asia a few more cities as, after all, they did say they were eventually looking at getting 28 teams involved.

Stockholm - Sweden
Oslo - Norway
Helsinki - Finland
Copenhagen - Denmark
Berlin - Germany

#9
darkcvc
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I want teams everywhere!!!

Honestly I just want a team in DC or somewhere close to me so I can have a local team and go see games live.

#10
Toks
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England.

#11
Pixelfish
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All OWL teams are my city

#12
poi98
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Pixelfish [#11]

All OWL teams are my city

You are a great philosopher my man

#13
Pixelfish
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Modern day Plato

FeelsGoodMan

#14
poi98
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robokun87 [#6]

Never considered Australia to be much of an e-sport country at least in the games I've followed over the years so personally wouldn't like to see them get a spot, do agree with Germany though and I would add in somewhere in Sweden since it's been a haven for e-sports titles for over a decade and they deserve a spot as much as anyone else.

It's still shocking to me they picked London when e-sports is hardly big there over Germany or Sweden etc. Even France might be a decent spot, they have good options for more EU spots but can't help but feel the OWL will be 90% NA for the time being anyway.

Also Fnatic wanted to acquired London....this is a spot waste....

#15
d1vine_
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Bangkok - Thailand
Chicago - US
Toronto - Canada
Montreal - Canada
Seattle / Vancouver - US / Canada
Portland - US
Baltimore/DC - US
Tokyo - Japan
Singapore - Malaysia
Berlin - Germany
Cologne - Germany
Amsterdam - Netherlands
Brussels - Belgium
Helskini - Finland
Stockholm - Sweden
Copenhagen - Denmark
Katowice/Warsaw - Poland
Rome - Italy
Milan - Italy
Rio De Janerio - Brazil
Marid - Spain
Barcelona - Spain
Lisbon - Porgual
Paris - France
Athens - Greece
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Denver - US
Detroit - US
Tampa - US
Nashville - US
Moscow - Russia

Just some ideas.

#16
nei
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Cologne - Germany
Copenhagen - Denmark
Paris - France
Stockholm - Sweden
More EU cities that are chosen based on their popularity in eSports (ESL Cologne, DreamHack...) or their player base (France has LOTS of Overwatch players (think Rogue and GamersOrigin), Sweden as well (Misfits along with a lot of Swedish people in other teams))

And because their WC team did so well, I'd pick a city in Canada like Toronto or Montreal as another NA team.

I would pick another Korean city though, but besides Seoul, Busan and Changwon, I don't know any.

My stupid weeaboo ass would also like to see a spot in Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka), but Japan really isn't into PC gaming and even less into eSports. Biggest japanese tournaments don't have a very large prize pool, so I'm not counting too much on it for now. Hope it will change though!

#17
Miko
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d1vine_ [#15]

Bangkok - Thailand
Chicago - US
Toronto - Canada
Montreal - Canada
Seattle / Vancouver - US / Canada
Portland - US
Baltimore/DC - US
Tokyo - Japan
Singapore - Malaysia
Berlin - Germany
Cologne - Germany
Amsterdam - Netherlands
Brussels - Belgium
Helskini - Finland
Stockholm - Sweden
Copenhagen - Denmark
Katowice/Warsaw - Poland
Rome - Italy
Milan - Italy
Rio De Janerio - Brazil
Marid - Spain
Barcelona - Spain
Lisbon - Porgual
Paris - France
Athens - Greece
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Denver - US
Detroit - US
Tampa - US
Nashville - US
Moscow - Russia

Just some ideas.

Singapore - Malaysia

https://i.imgur.com/14COhR2.png

#18
Mert
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Perth - Australia
Sydney - Australia
Melbourne - Australia
Alice Springs - Australia
Cooladdi - Australia

#19
KuroiRyuu9625
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robokun87 [#6]

Never considered Australia to be much of an e-sport country at least in the games I've followed over the years so personally wouldn't like to see them get a spot, do agree with Germany though and I would add in somewhere in Sweden since it's been a haven for e-sports titles for over a decade and they deserve a spot as much as anyone else.

It's still shocking to me they picked London when e-sports is hardly big there over Germany or Sweden etc. Even France might be a decent spot, they have good options for more EU spots but can't help but feel the OWL will be 90% NA for the time being anyway.

Yeah, I'm pretty ignorant of this things so I haven't heard much of Australia, but I do think the country as a whole probably has enough of a following for one team, probably in Sydney or Melbourne - no clue which one is better suited.

Heck if you take all the eSports fans from AUS and NZ you could probably make it work!

#20
blakku
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Malmö
Katowice
Cologne
Madrid
Moscow

#21
LordOfHorns
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Rees [#1]

Simple, just list your top 5 wishlist cities. Here are my 5.

1.) Seattle, WA - This city in particular is one of the major cities of e-sports gaming and is very popular. It is also one of the biggest cities of e-sports outside of California so other than just 3 CA teams for the far West, maybe Seattle could be a good spot? I think FaZe Clan is reasonable for having that spot if it were to happen, but I have a feeling that 2nd LA spot was made for FaZe itself.

2.) Colonge, Germany - Outside the US, Colonge is no doubt one of the biggest EU e-sports cities, also OW is in dire need of another EU team. Investing in this city for a spot is a great idea, after all it is one of the largest platforms of e-sports in general, meaning there is an audience. I would say any EU team could actually buy the spot itself if they have the money. Possibly a return to Fnatic? Maybe.

3.) Singapore - I like the idea of Singapore because this is where the best of SE Asians teams/players can shine, Singapore is also a tech based city so the potential is there for an investment. I don't see a problem with this because SE Asia is actually on the rise when it comes to OW e-sports.

4.) Sydney - I also don't see a problem with this city or country except for one thing, travelling other than that it is fine. I'm surprised no one has invested in a team in AUS because there is a scene in there for sure. The teams that could be bought from an organization could mostly likely be Blank Esports, a maybe would be Flash Wolves, and a least likely would be Ardeont.

5.) Some city in Brasil - Brazil has a large significant e-sports scene, only if SA expanded into NA minor or major tournaments in OW, I can assure you that they can pick up on some ideas on how to become a challenger. However, there are people willing to see this, but funds might not be enough for an e-sports multi million corporation for OWL, I don't see it just the way OWL is working. If it were to happen, I would say Brasil Gaming House or KARMA (aka Team Argentina) could settle for a team.

Bonus:
Tokyo, Japan - My only dream is to see Japan as a spot for OWL, I want to see Japan as a competitor for SK and China. I feel like the only problem is that, there isn't really a lot of support of OW in Japan itself. Possibly Team Japan and JCG Master (Japanese Tournaments I believe happens at least 2 events a month? Not sure about that tbh) could spark a new scene of e-Sports in the country?

Man I wish Minnesota had an esports team, It won't, obviously, there isn't a reason too, but a gamer can dream...

#22
Admirable
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Dublin should be the new esports Mecca. We give ridiculous tax breaks SeemsGood

#23
cjh0822
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1) Toronto, Canada
Toronto is one of the big e-sport cities. As there are many good Canadian players but no Canadian cities in the OWL, I think Toronto will be a great addition. It's in NA, so it would be easier to participate in the league than other cities outside the NA.

2) Hong Kong, China
China has many talented players, but unlike Korea, I think it is less likely to see the Chinese players outside China. China is currently putting a lot of money into all kinds of sports including e-sports, so I think adding another city is China will be good in financial stand point as well. However, Chinese government sets a lot of strict regulation on how things are run, which is what discouraged Kevin Chou from picking a Chinese city according to a recent interview. Hong Kong has a great advantage in that aspect, as it is the only city that is free from most of Chinese regulation, yet it is still located in China. Also, Hong Kong has a team participating in the Pacific Championship as well, so I think Hong Kong can serve as a city to pool great talents from the OWPS and OPC.

3) Paris, France
There are many great French players, like the ones in Rogue and GamersOrigin, and Paris would be a great location for them to represent.

4) Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden is big in e-sport and definitely deserve a OWL spot. It's close to other European countries with great talents like Finland, Norway, and Poland, so a team based in Stockholm would be good to pool these talents (for example, 123 and Gigantti).

5) Cologne, Germany
As many people already mentioned, Cologne is one of the biggest cities in e-sport. As there are many great German talents and also from the countries nearby (Netherlands, Belgium, etc.), I think Cologne will be a great location.

#24
penda
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1.) Washington DC
2.) Washington DC
3.) Washington DC
4.) Washington DC
5.) Washington DC

#25
Swennnnn
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Denver, Colorado, USA

#26
d1vine_
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Miko [#17]

Singapore - Malaysia

https://i.imgur.com/14COhR2.png

I'm not ok mentally sorry.

#27
Apettysum
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Seattle for me. Such a hub of video game development. Also my home.

#28
darkcvc
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penda [#24]

1.) Washington DC
2.) Washington DC
3.) Washington DC
4.) Washington DC
5.) Washington DC

YES!!!!

#29
CookieBeast
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Could i do 10

#30
CookieBeast
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I'm doing 10

#31
CookieBeast
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  1. Seattle
    2.Washington DC
    3.Chicago
    4.Paris
    5.Cologne
    6.Stolkholm
    7.Sydney
    8.Helsinki
    9.Rio De Janeiro
    10.Toronto
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