With the city of Guangzhou, Atlanta had the honor of being the first city to be revealed as a spot holder for Season 2 of the Overwatch League.
The team was focused on diversity, with a large number of nationalities in its midst — inspired by Philadelphia Fusion, who managed to finish second in the inaugural season.
Widowmaker, McCree, Soldier 76
Genji, Pharah, Soldier 76
Tracer, McCree, Sombra
Tracer, McCree, Widowmaker
Winston, Orisa, Reinhardt
D.Va, Zarya, Roadhog
Ana, Zenyatta, Lucio
Lucio, Baptiste, Mercy
The team's announcement was made on Thursday, August 2, 2018. The logo and colours were revealed much later, on 23 October, while the roster announcement followed on 28 October.
The name of the team reveals its desire to take the lead in the competition. Its logo features a red phoenix crowned with spread wings, referring to the emblem of the city of Atlanta. It represents both renewal and excellence.
The team is managed by a partnership between Atlanta Esports Ventures and Cox Enterprises.
After finishing 4th in Stage 1, Atlanta Reign went down to Hell in the following stages, before rising from the ashes like the phoenix — symbol of their team. They reached the top of the standing in the last stage of the season. They finished in 5-6th place and are motivated to continue on this path for Season 3.
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