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Blizzard is firing back at reports that its upcoming Overwatch competitive league is beleaguered by overpricing. Multiple outlets have written that Blizzard is having difficulty getting franchises on board because of costs, and 5 teams (compLexity, Team SoloMid, Red Reserve, Denial Esports and Splyce) recently dropped Overwatch all in 1 week. There have also been reports, however, that Blizzard has secured deals with both the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins.
Now, in a statement to Dot Esports, Blizzard is saying “Our ultimate goal is to create an exciting Overwatch esports ecosystem, the pinnacle of which will be the Overwatch League, that’s accessible to a wide audience, sustainable, and rewarding for everyone involved. We’re doing our best to take great care with building this ecosystem, and as with much of what we do, we don’t release information until we’re at a place where it makes sense to do so.”