Eight new teams are now confirmed to join Overwatch League (OWL) in 2019 and following the recent announcement of the Vancouver Titans, Washington Justice has become the final team to unveil its team logo and colours. Washington Justice has also been the first team in the OWL to include a female coach in their line-up.
Based in the United States capital of Washington, D.C, the team sports a red, white, and blue colour scheme, and a logo resembling the symbolic stars and stripes of the U.S flag.
In a minute-long patriotic trailer, the team establishes the meaning behind the name Washington Justice – not only is it named after the team’s home base but the name is described as embodying the values of Washington’s diverse community.
“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,” said the team’s owner Mark Ein.
As the current current CEO of Venturehouse Group, Ein established Washington Esports Ventures in order to help expand and build the eSports scene in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas.
“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 translate to ‘Justice for All’,” said Ein.
Washington Justice Introduces First Female Coach
In a first for the OWL, Washington Justice has also hired Kyoung Ey Molly “AVALLA” Kim as the team’s Assistant Coach.
Hyeong-seok “WizardHyeong” Kim, who previously worked with New York Excelsior, will act as Head Coach and Kate Mitchell will be working as Assistant General Manager for Washington Esports Ventures.
While no announcements have been made on the full player roster, the team announced that main tank player Joon-hwa “Janus” Song, also from New York Excelsior, will be joining Washington Justice.
With players and staff coming from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, and South Korea, the team aims to represent the diversity found in their home region by also including those with strong work ethics and a commitment to excellence.
Grab a closer look at your bringers of justice for the upcoming #OWL2019 season! 🙌
— Washington Justice (@washjustice) December 3, 2018
Washington Justice’s full team line-up will be released over the next week so make sure to keep up-to-date with the team’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts to learn more about what’s to come.
OWL Season 2 will be commencing on 15 February, 2019 and will now include 20 teams, all competing to win the championship.
Overwatch’s League Watchpoint Season Preview show will be providing more details on OWL 2019, so tune-in on Thursday, 6 December at 10:00a.m AEDT. The showing can be viewed live on OverwatchLeague.com, Twitch, MLG, Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook.