The esports scene has been evolving since its inception. Since its small beginnings, the amount of video game competitions that are now seen as a legitimate sport has increased. Prize pools for the winners and viewership of the events are bigger than they have ever been before.
Sadly, one of the things sorely lacking from the esports scene has been the ability for fans to show their appreciation for their teams by wearing their gear. We don’t know about you, but we haven’t been able to get our hands on esports merchandise as easily as we could get our hands on, let’s say, a jersey from an NFL team.
That is all about to change, at least for Overwatch fans.
Overwatch League recently finalized the rosters for their different teams for the upcoming 2019 season. They included eight new teams and what better way to welcome the new and returning teams than by getting them a wider assortment of merchandise.
OWL has partnered with Fanatics Inc. to make merchandise for their teams and Overwatch League, in general, more widely available. Finally, fans of the OWL can show their fanaticism properly by wearing the colors and logos of their favorite teams.
Fanatics Inc. is a sports retailer that sells licensed sportswear for several professional sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, and NASCAR. Selling OWL merchandise will be the first time Fanatics Inc. has dealt with esports.
It is expected that you will be able to purchase your Overwatch League merchandise on Feb. 14, right on time for the opening day of the 2019 season.
If you want to attend the first matches, be sure to buy your tickets here on Dec. 12! Don’t forget to check out the merch when you can!