Philadelphia’s Overwatch League team has its name.
The organization owned by Philadelphia Flyers owner Comcast Spectacor will be called the Philadelphia Fusion. Wearing orange, black, and white, the Philadelphia Fusion roster shares its colors with the Philadelphia Flyers.
“We are thrilled to introduce the Philadelphia Fusion brand and team colors as we continue our exciting march toward the start of the season,” Comcast Spectacor CEO Dave Scott said in a statement. “Orange and black are the colors of passion here in Philadelphia, and we are proud to incorporate them as we continue to formulate our coaching staff and roster of players.”
The team name, Fusion, is inspired by the origin of the word itself, “which surrounds the process of several distinct entities coming together to create a new whole that generates power and heat,” according to the press release.
Philadelphia Fusion expects to announce its full roster and coaching staff in the coming weeks.
The roster will compete as part of the 12-team Overwatch League when preseason exhibition matches begin on Dec. 6. The regular season gets underway Jan. 10 and runs into June. Playoffs and finals will be held in July 2018.
Philadelphia Fusion’s Overwatch League branding follows London Spitfire, which also revealed its name and colors this morning. Only two more Overwatch League franchises remain unknown: the Miami and second Los Angeles–based teams.