Overwatch League Gets First Major Rebrand, Philadelphia Fusion Becomes Seoul Infernal

“We have realized that our franchise will be best positioned to succeed in Seoul.”


The Overwatch League just got its first major rebrand, with the Philadelphia Fusion moving from the United States to South Korea, becoming the Seoul Infernal. While this represents the first substantial rebranding, another team has already made a big move, Paris Eternal becoming Vegas Eternal on September 7th, 2018. Seoul Infernal is however the first team to completely abandon the original name.


“Philadelphia Fusion to be renamed Seoul Infernal in 2023,” popular industry watcher Overwatch Cavalry announced on Twitter. “As the team prepares for their transition to team operations in South Korea, this rebrand will bring new jerseys, merchandise and skins to Overwatch League 2023, making them Seoul’s second team.”

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Seoul Infernal will become the second team to be located in both Seoul and South Korea, the first being Seoul Dynasty. The only other countries in the Overwatch League are the United Kingdom with a single team, Canada with two teams, China with four teams, and the United States with at least 11 teams in Boston, New York, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Dallas , Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“Today, the Overwatch League team Philadelphia Fusion announced plans to rename itself in the new year as the Seoul Infernal and relocate to South Korea where the team has been active for the past two years,” described the official announcement from team owner Comcast Spectacor. “Founded in 2017, the team initially moved operations to South Korea at the onset of the Covid pandemic in early 2020 in close coordination with Overwatch League officials.”

“As we prepare for next season, we are evaluating how we can best compete at a consistent league level and we realize that our franchise will be better positioned to succeed in Seoul,” Comcast President and CEO The Spectacor Dave Scott remarked about the movement. “We are excited to begin this next chapter as Seoul Infernal and our team is proud to represent our current and future fans on the world stage.”

The Seoul Infernal will remain under the same ownership going forward, Comcast Spectacor. Apart from the existing management, the roster of currently signed players will be retained, but some “new additions will be made to build the squad”.

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