Toronto's new pro esports team will live in this Beverly Hills mansion (PHOTOS)
In preparation for their inaugural season in the Overwatch League, Toronto’s new esports team is giving fans a glimpse of the Beverly Hills mansion they’ll call home during the season.
The Toronto Defiant begin league play on February 15, 2019, as one of 20 teams spread across three continents.
The #OWL2019 season is just around the corner!
Find out when we return, the season structure, & more.
Details here: https://t.co/9QbbPSvtwC pic.twitter.com/oy9chRaBXh
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) October 10, 2018
Most matches will take place at a centralized location at Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California, though the league plans to have games hosted in different cities in the future. Toronto will travel to Atlanta on July 6 in one of just three away games.
The 28-game season stretches from February 15 to August 18.
This is the second season of the Overwatch League, which pays gamers a minimum of $50,000 USD a year. Many players earn six-figure salaries playing the first-person shooter game.
And THAT'S what happens when you let @carpe_ow run wild on the point.
🔗: https://t.co/SAbBAh3o7S pic.twitter.com/uRyRylZcnn
— Philadelphia Fusion (@Fusion) December 4, 2018
The eight gamers that make up the Toronto Defiant – most well known as Envy, Neko, Ivy, Yakpung, Aid, Stellar, Asher and RoKy – will live in a ‘Team House’ in Beverly Hills during those four stages.
Toronto, your Defiant roster is finally here. ✌️ #OWL2019 #RiseTogether
Main Tank: @yakpung
Main Support: @Aid_OW
DPS: @owivy2, @dohyung6130
Flex Tank: @envyow
Flex Support: @ow_neko pic.twitter.com/vImkj711ZQ
— Toronto Defiant (@TorontoDefiant) October 30, 2018
Roster 👉 Locked. @asher_ow & @OW_RoKY round out your Toronto Defiant ✊ #RiseTogether #OWL2019 pic.twitter.com/p0sJ5YHtZB
— Toronto Defiant (@TorontoDefiant) November 27, 2018
The mansion has eight bedrooms, complete with a basketball court and outdoor pool.
Some renovations will be made to the house before the gamers move in, including a touch of Toronto branding plus a bunch of tech and computer equipment.
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