Washington, DC’s Overwatch League Team Welcomes Kate Mitchell as Assistant General Manager!
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 -- Washington, DC’s Overwatch League team, the newly announced franchise purchased by Washington Esports Ventures that will begin play in the 2019 season, has hired Kate Mitchell as Assistant General Manager.
Mitchell will be involved with player management and daily operations of the team. Prior to joining the Washington, DC team, she was General Manager of the Overwatch Contenders team Last Night's Leftovers, which made history by being the first independent team to defeat an Overwatch League-affiliated academy team in Contenders. Previously, Mitchell served as Manager of Team Kungarna in Overwatch Contenders Trials and has been active in other gaming titles as a tournament organizer and broadcaster.
“Kate brings deep knowledge of both the game and the league in addition to a successful track record of managing esports teams,” said Mark Ein, owner of Washington, DC’s Overwatch League team. “We are thrilled to welcome her on board as Assistant General Manager. Kate has already hit the ground running to recruit players and coaches.”
"My first priority is putting together the world-class coaching staff and player roster that Washington, DC sports fans deserve. Washington, DC is a truly global city, and our focus will be on building a global team consisting of the best talents," Mitchell said. "Over time we will also look to build our community engagement and integrate local players from the Washington, DC area into our youth setup."
The Washington, DC Overwatch League team can be followed on Twitter @OverwatchDC.
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 from Baltimore to Richmond including Washington D.C. and all of Maryland, and Virginia. 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 the most successful teams in the 45-year history of World TeamTennis and that has been 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. The Overwatch League team name as well as additional investors and corporate sponsors will be announced shortly.