Washington Justice Announce Team Visit D.C.
THE WASHINGTON JUSTICE HEAD TO D.C. TO EXPERIENCE THE NATION’S CAPITAL AND MEET FANS FOR ALL-STAR BREAK
The first-year franchise will be touring the DMV area, participating in fan events and more
as a team for the first time during their mid-season break
WASHINGTON, DC - May 14th, 2019 – DC-area esports fans get ready, because the Washington Justice are coming to DC! The Washington Justice of the Overwatch League will travel to their home city of Washington D.C. for the first-time as an Overwatch League franchise during the OWL All-Star break weekend.
“Bringing the Washington Justice to the city has always been a top priority for the organization, especially during our inaugural season,” said Washington Justice Vice President of Esports Business Grant Paranjape. “It’s a way for the players, and the fans, to show their support for one another before they finish out their inaugural season.”
The team will arrive on Friday night to kick off an action-packed week, including tours of the Nation’s Capital, attending fan meet-and-greets, and taking in the very best local cuisine that the district has to offer. The team currently resides in Los Angeles, CA for the season, where Overwatch League matches are contested on a weekly basis at Blizzard Arena in Burbank, CA.
“It’s important the players have a connection with the city they are representing in the Overwatch League,” added Paranjape. “This is a first-time trip to Washington D.C. for a lot of our players and we’re excited to showcase all the incredible things D.C has to offer and introduce the team to our passionate, local fanbase.”
Fans will have an opportunity to meet, and even challenge in some Overwatch play, their favorite Washington Justice players on Saturday, May 18 from 1pm to 5pm at Tenley Bar and Grill. Gaming systems will be open to fans, encouraging friendly competition between them and the League’s professional players. Additionally, players and coaches will be answering the public’s questions and available for photos and autographs. There will also be a live music performance from DJ/Producer Raflington, whose high-energy sets combine both video game and anime themes into an experience that everyone can enjoy.
"The team is excited to go to DC to meet our loyal fans,” said All-Star Yeonjun "ArK" Hong. “We appreciate their support and are looking forward to meeting them!"
The team will also head to a Washington Nationals game, participate in a clinic at the Game Gym, attend an esports career seminar presented by the Independent Game Developer's Association, and meet with local college students before heading back to LA to prepare for Stage 3 of the Overwatch League season.
The Washington Justice are in their inaugural season in the two-year old Overwatch League. The Justice team visit is especially compelling as the League moves to hosting home and away matches in 2020. The Justice fan base in the DMV has been showing up in strong numbers for watch parties to date, and this will be the first opportunity for fans to see, meet and interact with the entire team.
For more information about Washington Justice, visit www.washington-justice.com or follow the team on Twitter @WashJustice, Instagram @WashingtonDCJustice or like Washington Justice on Facebook at Facebook.com/WashJustice.
For more information on the Overwatch League, visit www.overwatchleague.com.
About Washington Esports Ventures
Washington Esports Ventures was founded to purchase an Overwatch League team and build other esports teams that will represent the thriving Capital Region incorporating all of Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia—from Baltimore to Richmond. The company is led by Mark Ein, a Washington-area businessman, civic leader, philanthropist, sports team owner, and native Washingtonian. Mark and his ownership group believe in the power of sports as a platform to inspire people and bring communities together. The Company's esports assets, including the Overwatch League team, will be part of Mr. Ein's existing sports platform that owns the Washington Kastles, one of the most successful teams in the 45-year history of World Team Tennis, embraced by the Capital Region since its founding in 2008. Joining Mr. Ein as investors and board members are Artist Capital Management, a New York-based growth equity firm as the lead financial partner and Dyson Dryden, Mr. Ein's business partner and a Baltimore native. Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, is an anchor supporter of the team.
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