long time coming
Some thing about TO being around for MULTIPLE YEARS BEFORE DEFIANT EXISTED but still Blizzard favour OWL again
I swear someone will need to start writing an obituary for tier 2 by the end of OWL season 2
To be fair, you can't tell me you don't see the potential for confusion here. Toronto eSports is the academy team for Boston Uprising, when there's another team called Toronto Defiant -- and if they were to have their own academy team it would be called Toronto Academy probably.
For years the Chicago Wolves were the minor league hockey team of the Atlanta Thrashers, while the Rockford Ice Hogs were the minor league team of the Chicago Blackhawks. Fans who care enough to pay attention to the t2 scene would have been able to figure it out.
But there's still a large amount of people who pay very little attention, if any at all, to T2. That is where the problem lies. In your NHL-AHL comparison, the way to distinguish the Blackhawks and the Wolves is by just using their names. Toronto Defiant could just be referred to as "Defiant", but most teams in OWL are referred to by just using the place that they represent (Come on Florida, just switch to Miami already, so I'd be able to just say city). The exceptions to that are, of course, Valiant and Gladiators, since they're both based in LA. But with Toronto esports, you can only shorten it to Toronto.
How come everything Boston related is just a pure mess?
wouldve been hysterical if they straight up removed the "toronto" and kept playing under the name "esports"
Every match would sound like a court case.
Envy v. esports
Last Night's Leftovers v. esports
NRG v. esports (This also sounds like it could be a civil war)
GOATs v. esports (Maybe not in Contenders, Also a very good court case)