E-sports organization Misfits revealed yesterday in a press release that their Overwatch League team will be called Florida Mayhem. The reveal means we now know the branding for eleven of the League’s inaugural twelve teams. Only Kroenke Sports & Entertainment’s Los Angeles team is yet to reveal their name, colors and roster.
We are excited to finally reveal Florida Mayhem. Our primary objective was and is to hit home with Floridians. Florida is an ebullient state full of dedicated, passionate, and hardworking people, values we share as a local company. We’re excited to stand out among the rest and come in with a bang after such strong performances throughout the duration of Overwatch Contenders. We aim to make Florida proud with our explosive (pun intended) playstyle!
The Overwatch League preseason begins on the 6th of December. The season kicks off properly for Florida Mayhem and the rest of the League on the 10th of January next year. Matches will take place in the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, with games moving to home arenas for the teams at a future point.
Florida Mayhem are currently going to be fielding a seven man roster, including the Head Coach.
- Johan “CWoosH” Klingestedt — main tank
- Tim “Manneten” Bylund — flex tank
- Kevin “TviQ” Lindström — DPS
- Andreas “Logix” Berghmans — hitscan
- Sebastian “Zebbosai” Olsson — support
- Aleksi “Zuppehw” Kuntsi — flex support
- Vytis “Mineral” Lasaitis — head coach
Overwatch League is shaping up to the quite the E-sports powerhouse, having already attracted major investment from both E-sports teams and organizations with long histories in more traditional sports. On the 6th of December we get to see some of the best Overwatch players in the world start to duke it out in game. I’m still incredibly curious to see how the entire thing pans out. Overwatch has a massive and passionate playerbase, but can it transcend that to become an E-sports giant? We will just have to wait and see.