We’re proud to announce the name of the Overwatch League’s London franchise: the London Spitfire!
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 II, and it is this spirit of bravery under fire that imbues the team’s identity. The light blue of the logo’s background is the blue of Cloud9—London Spitfire’s parent organization—which has a storied history in Western esports. The Spitfire itself and the orange of the team’s colors are a nod to Lena “Tracer” Oxton, the British Overwatch hero who was a member of the RAF in the game’s lore. Congratulations to the London Spitfire and Cloud9!
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