London Spitfire named as Overwatch team
by - November 2, 2017 in

London Spitfire, named after a World War 2 aircraft, has been announced as one of 12 city-based teams from around the world competing in the official Overwatch league, which stretches to Asia, Europe, and North America

According to Blizzard: “”The Supermarine Spitfire was the name of a British fighter plane that was flown in the Royal Air Force, most famously during the Battle of Britain in World War 2

The news even garnished attention from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who said: “London leads the world in creativity and cutting-edge technology and the city’s games and esports industry plays a major part in that success. Good luck to all those representing the capital on the London Spitfire team in the Overwatch League.


The team’s logo is in the form of a badge, which Cloud9 President, Dan Fiden says, “mimics the style of a lot of Premier League football clubs“. As this is a Cloud8 based team, they had thought of picking names that drew inspiration from Cloud like themes,  such as London Fog or the London Tempest, but Spitfire definitely sounds like a progressive, dominant name for a team with their sights aimed high.


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