TORONTO DEFIANT FANS MEET THEIR HEROES FOR THE FIRST TIME

TORONTO DEFIANT FANS MEET THEIR HEROES FOR THE FIRST TIME

More than 300 Defiant fans attended the team's first meet and greet in Downtown Toronto on Saturday

February 4, 2019 (TORONTO, CANADA) — Players from Toronto's expansion Overwatch League team, the Toronto Defiant arrived in the big city for the first time this past weekend for a pre-season visit with 300-plus fans at EB Games in downtown Toronto. The visit also included a two-day video and photo content shoot which will be rolled out across all Defiant social media channels in the coming days.

Below is a photo recap of the visit. Media are welcomed to use any of the video or photo assets (please credit @TorontoDefiant + photographer's social handle as indicated).


Toronto Defiant, Graffiti Alley in Toronto (credit: @deunk)
Toronto Defiant, Graffiti Alley in Toronto (credit: @deunk)
Toronto Defiant, Graffiti Alley in Toronto (credit: @deunk)
Toronto Defiant, Graffiti Alley in Toronto (credit: @deunk)
Envy and Asher at the Toronto Sign, City Hall (credit: @deunk)
Envy and Asher at the Toronto Sign, City Hall (credit: @deunk)
Jae (Defiant GM - far left) and Bishop (Head Coach - far right) overlook Defiant players as they interact with Chris Overholt (OverActive Media President/CEO) - credit: @jaycrewphotography
Jae (Defiant GM - far left) and Bishop (Head Coach - far right) overlook Defiant players as they interact with Chris Overholt (OverActive Media President/CEO) - credit: @jaycrewphotography

The 2019 Overwatch season gets going for the Defiant on February 15, 2019 (4pm PST, 7pm ET) when they take on the Houston Outlaws at Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles.

The full 2019 Toronto Defiant schedule was released last month, with the juicy all-Canadian match up on tap for May 3. On June 14, Defiant will take on the London Spitfire, the 2018 Champions. July 6, the team will travel to Atlanta to take on the Reign in one of the three away games for Overwatch Season 2.

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To keep up with the latest, make sure to follow @TorontoDefiant on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

Paulo Senra Vice President, Content and Communications, OverActive Media
About OverActive Media

OAM is an integrated global esports and entertainment company that combines team ownership with audience engagement to better connect with fans, franchise partners and corporate sponsors around the world. OAM owns the Toronto Defiant of the Overwatch League, a League of Legends European Championship series franchise and recently won the rights to a Toronto-based Call of Duty League franchise  making it the world’s first esports organization to own teams in the three biggest franchised leagues. OAM recently fully acquired MediaXP, an esports-specific LIVE events company. It has also acquired two esports giants: Madrid-based, MAD Lions E.C., and Rochester-based, Splyce Inc. 

OAM is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.