Toronto’s debuting Overwatch League team has unveiled its branding and nickname, confirming that the team will play as the Toronto Defiant during the 2019 season.
Showcased at a reveal event on Wednesday, the organisation revealed a logo not too dissimilar to the fake one that surfaced earlier this week.
The team will take to the map in red, black and white skins, a choice fairly similar to the one that Atlanta, another city joining the Overwatch League in 2019, revealed earlier this week.
The organisation gave fans a sneak peek of what Sombra and Zenyatta will look like in the team’s skins once play commences in the pre-season games.
Toronto Defiant is one of six new franchises set to join the Overwatch League in the 2019 season, as Blizzard looks to expand its flagship esports tournament after a successful first season.
Toronto Defiant roster: No update yet
Disappointingly, Toronto Defiant’s branding unveil did not come with any new roster announcements. However, it was insisted that the organisation is working on player signings and more information would be available soon.
According to rumours circulating on Reddit, those involved in the organisation suggested at the branding reveal that fans would be given an update on player signings on Saturday.
The team first confirmed its General Manager and Head Coach back in September, with Jaeson “Jae” Won and Beom-joon “Bishop” Lee filling those roles respectively.
Likewise, Yun-ho “Bubbly” Cho was confirmed as Bishop’s assistant earlier this month. Dong-wook “Don” Kim and Dennis “Barroi” Matz also joined the organisation as strategic coach and analyst.
There has also been suggestions that the entire Toronto team will be made up of Korean players. However, this has yet to be confirmed. However, Bishop has reportedly indicated that the roster hasn’t been signed entirely from another esports organisation.