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    Overwatch League Debuts to Fanfare

    Gotta watch ’em all. The field of competitive e-sports has a new player: The league of 12 teams playing first-person shooter Overwatch debuted Wednesday in front of a sold-out crowd at Burbank’s Blizzard Arena and 363,000 online spectators via Twitch. The league, with $240 million in team franchise fees, has ambitions to bring e-sports mainstream. But critics complained there’s not a single woman in the league, despite one of the world’s best Overwatch players being female. One team explained that they worried including women would be perceived as a “stunt.”

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