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Washington Justice set to compete in 2019 Overwatch League Season

Washington Esports Ventures, led by businessman, investor, and entrepreneur, Mark Ein; has today announced the official name, logo and identity for Washington, DC’s new Overwatch League team—the Washington Justice.

“Justice is a universal value and the perfect name for a franchise that we hope will inspire and unite both our Washington area community and fans around the globe. There is no region in the world that attracts more people to serve the cause of justice in government, philanthropy, academia, military service, and the private sector than Washington. In fact, DC’s official city motto is ‘Justitia Omnibus,’ which translates to ‘Justice for All.’”

said Mr. Ein.

The team is home to two trailblazing role models for women in the esports community: Kate Mitchell, a tireless leader in Overwatch grassroots esports, building and leading organisations to competitive success; and, Molly “AVALLA” Kim, who has built a reputation for her deeply analytic coaching style in Overwatch Contenders, leading to her becoming the first female coach in the Overwatch League.

They are joined by a player-coach duo that helped the New York Excelsior to finish with a league-best 34-6 record; becoming the only team to make the finals of all four stages of the season; winning two: head coach and widely-renowned teacher of the game Hyeong-seok “WizardHyeong” Kim, and main tank player and fan-favourite Joon-hwa “Janus” Song. Together, they are building a team that intends to compete with the best across the league.

The staff and players come from five different countries, including the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, and South Korea. The Washington Justice will reveal the full team roster over the coming week through the team’s social media channels.

For more information about the Washington Justice, visit www.overwatchleaguedc.com  or follow the team on Twitter @WashJustice, Instagram @WashingtonDCJustice or like Washington Justice on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WashJustice.

Overwatch League’s 2019 season

Fans will be able to glean new information on Overwatch League’s 2019 season; by tuning into the Overwatch League Watchpoint Season Preview show; airing live from Blizzard Arena Los Angeles on Thursday, 6 Dec. at 10:00 a.m. AEDT / 12:00 p.m. NZDT.

Fans can view live on OverwatchLeague.comTwitchMLGTwitterYouTubeFacebook. A video-on-demand will be available on platforms including OverwatchLeague.comTwitch and YouTube.

Fans will get their first look at the opening week schedule for the 2019 season; which begins 15 February – along with insights and analysis on each of the league’s 20 teams. For more information on the Overwatch League, visit www.overwatchleague.com.

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Derek 'Dez' Maggs

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