At a Toronto press conference today — in partnership with the esports organization Splyce — the name and look of Toronto’s Overwatch League team was unveiled.
The team will be called the Toronto Defiant and will feature a red, white and black color scheme. The announcement event was streamed live from Toronto where some of the team’s management gathered along with press for the announcement.
✌️ #TOxOWL #OWL2019 #RiseTogetherhttps://t.co/4R4YmLeAnY pic.twitter.com/LwZzp1qMcH— Toronto Defiant (@TorontoOWL) October 24, 2018
The Splyce organization has had professional teams in a number of different esports dating back to around 2015. It’s teams include a professional League of Legends team that plays in the EU LCS as well as a number of other esports including Call of Duty and Halo. This is the first Overwatch League team to be based out of Canada, though Vancouver will have a team joining the League later this offseason.
The Defiant will join the Overwatch League in 2019, along with eight other teams, including the newly announced Atlanta Reign.