Ever since Vancouver was awarded an Overwatch League expansion franchise, I’ve had my ears close to the ground. And in case you missed it, I heard some pretty loud “whispers” that became very specific about the franchise itself:
While I left that tweet somewhat cryptic due to the nature of the whispers I was hearing at the time, once the proverbial cat was let out of the bag, others started whispering the same thing.
The franchise would be known as the Vancouver Titans, they would rock blue & green colours that were similar to that of their cousins on the hockey side, and would have a Yeti within their logo.
Now we still don’t know this to be the case for sure, and while we wait for official word from the franchise, that hasn’t stopped the whispers from getting to me. So I decided to do some digging and discovered a few things.
A WHOIS Record
If what I’ve heard about the name of the franchise being accurate, then it would be safe to assume that vancouvertitans.com would need to be secured. Since November 8th, I’ve been performing a daily WHOIS on the domain and today struck gold – a record was created yesterday! And thinking like a Canadian, also took a gander to see if vancouvertitans.ca was registered – yep, record created yesterday too.
So, is this the smoking gun? Heck no. Based on me sharing those whispers a couple weeks back, some enterprising soul could’ve easily picked the domain up for squatting purposes. Yet it does seem intriguing the creation only happened yesterday.
If you haven’t heard of Winston’s Lab, then you’ve missed out on the analytics world of esports. And while we could pen an entire post dedicated to all the statistical information that’s available to the world of Overwatch, a particular page caught my eye.
That’s right – they have a record for the Vancouver Titans!
Again, not the smoking gun we’re looking for. Yet it is a gun. And a gun that not only references the name I shared a couple weeks back, but a country flag indicating Korea. Anyone know of a group of Korean Overwatch players available?
So… what do you think of this new information? Are the Vancouver Titans the real deal? Have I started to decipher the code? Only time, and the broken silence of @VancouverOW, will ever tell.
But boy, do I love a good mystery.