Overwatch League teams are announcing their team names and rosters in quick succession as Blizzcon 2017 nears. Blizzcon is supposed to be the ultimate advertisement platform for Blizzard and its pet project in the Overwatch league. The Overwatch League remains one of the biggest and most anticipated esports league till date.
With organisations having secured teams based on geographic locations, we are seeing all the teams having names attached to their geography. The latest team to announce their name is the Houston Outlaws based out of , you guessed it, Houston.
We’re proud to present the name of a team with a large-and-in-charge attitude and a swagger in its step: the Houston Outlaws. Texas is famous for its hardy, self-reliant cowboy culture, where people live by their own rules. The team name references this rebellious streak, and the star, longhorn skull, and twin revolvers in the team logo are also emblematic of the Lone Star State. Last but not least, the green in the team’s colors is a signature shade for Outlaws parent organization OpTic Gaming, whose rabid fans are collectively known as “the Green Wall.” Congratulations to the Houston Outlaws and OpTic Gaming!
The quote from overwatchleague.com provides us with a good view of how the teams are formed and the decisions behind the nomenclature.