|Founded||7 September 2018|
|Team history||Paris Eternal|
|Based in||Paris, France|
|Head coach||Yun "Rush" Hee-won|
|General manager||Michael De Wit|
Founded in 2018, Paris Eternal began play as an OWL expansion team in 2019 and is one of two professional Overwatch teams based in Europe. The team is owned by Drew McCourt, owner of DM Esports, who also owns Eternal Academy, an academy team for the Eternal that competes in Overwatch Contenders.
On 7 September 2018, Activision Blizzard announced that DM Esports owner Drew McCourt (son of Frank McCourt owner of Olympique de Marseille) had purchased an expansion team based in Paris for Overwatch League's second season for more than $20 million. On the investment of the franchise, McCourt noted, "Du point de vue d'investisseur à l'échelle mondiale dans le domaine du sport traditionnel, le développement de l'e-sport, et de l'Overwatch League notamment, est remarquable (translated: From a global investor's point of view in traditional sports, the development of e-sport, and the Overwatch League in particular, is remarkable)."
On 16 February, Paris Eternal had its first regular season match against the defending 2018 OWL champions London Spitfire, in which Paris claimed a convincing 3–1 victory. Paris ended Stage 1 with a 3–4 record and did not qualify for the Stage 1 Playoffs. After Stage 1, head coach Julien "Daemon" Ducros left the team and was replaced by Félix "Féfé" Münch. Paris ended the season with a disappointing 11–17 record, did not manage to yield a winning record in any stage, and did not qualify for any of the stage playoffs nor the season playoffs.
On 8 November 2018, the Eternal brand was officially unveiled. The team name alludes to the eternal flame that has burned under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris since 1921. The logo depicts an infinity symbol inscribed within the Gallic rooster, France's national symbol. The team's colors are blue, burgundy, white, and gold, with the former three colors reflecting that of the French flag.
Paris Eternal roster
|Paris Eternal head coaches|
|Daemon||Julian Ducros||23 October 2018||2 April 2019||161 days|||
|Féfé||Félix Münch||3 April 2019||16 October 2019||196 days|||
|Rush||Yun Hee-won||24 October 2019||18 days|||
Awards and records
|Season||P||W||L||W%||MW||ML||MT||MD||Pos. (league)||Pos. (conf.)||Playoffs||Earnings|
All-Star Game selections
- Kruise (Harrison Pond) – 2019
On 27 February 2019, the Paris Eternal announced their Overwatch Contenders academy team as Eternal Academy. After finishing with a 2–5 record in their first season, Eternal Academy became the first OWL academy team to fail to qualify for the next Contenders season; they finished Season 2 Trials in fourth place with a record of 2–3.
|Year||Season||Region||OWC regular season||OWC playoffs||Interregional|
|2||Europe||Did not qualify|
|Regular season record||2||5||.286|
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