The Washington-based expansion franchise in the Overwatch League, the e-sports venture built around Blizzard Entertainment's first-person shooter, unveiled on Monday the name of its team: Washington Justice.
"Justice is a universal value and the perfect name of a franchise that we hope will inspire and unite our Washington community and fans around the world," said Mark Ein, who heads the group. of property of justice, in a statement. "No region of the world attracts more people than the city of Washington to advocate for justice in governments, philanthropy, universities, military service and the private sector."
The Justice is one of eight expansion franchises that will begin with the 2019 season, bringing the total number of teams in the league to 20. The inaugural season of the Overwatch League, which culminated in two days of championship, has The homebase capacity at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn has been a success, with a high number of viewers on Twitch and a broadcast deal with ESPN . Ein, who also owns the World Team Tennis Kastles in Washington, reportedly paid between $ 35 million and $ 60 million for the franchise.
The seven other expanding cities of the world league include Atlanta, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver and the Chinese cities of Chengdu, Guangzhou and Hangzhou. The league played all of its regular season games at the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, Calif., Last season. She plans to follow a similar format at the opening of the 2019 season in February. The teams are expected to disperse in their local markets by 2020.
The names and logos of seven of the eight expansion franchises were disclosed on Reddit last month. The justice logo, which was officially unveiled Monday, features a crest marked with red and white stripes. The bottom of the shield forms a subtle "W", centered around the Washington Monument. According to the team, which will sell to Baltimore fans in Richmond, the only white star is "a hymn to the American flag, our capital, and a symbol of unity."
"The official motto of the city of DC is" Justitia Omnibus ", which translates to" Justice for All, "said Ein. "As a team representing the DMV region, it was important that the identity of our team reflect a value that unifies all members of our community, representing all diversity of backgrounds and beliefs."
Justice has already announced several members of its coaching staff, including head coach Hyeong-seok "WizardHyeong" Kim and assistant coach Kyoung Ey Molly "AVALLA" Kim, the first coach of the Overwatch League. Justice will unveil the full list of its teams in the coming weeks.
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