D.C. sports fans will now have athletes of a different sort to cheer for: the Washington Justice has been revealed as the final expansion team for Season 2 of the Overwatch League according to a news post on the league's official website.
Eight expansion teams are on their way for the second season of Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch League and the Washington Justice is the last one to be revealed. This team represents Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States of America (and not to be confused with Washington State).
Unsurprisingly, the team elected to go with colors representative of the nation's capital. The Washington Justice will go into battle clad in a mix of red, white, & blue. They appropriately chose to use Soldier: 76 - an American super soldier in the futuristic setting - as one of two heroes showing off the team's home skins for the very first time. Their logo is a shield stylized after the American flag with a subtle "W" in the bottom portion of the design.
Investor Mark Ein decided to create the team because he saw Esports as an interesting opportunity with a lot of potential for growth. There's more to the equation, though - he believes that the players on stage will inspire the kids of today to aspire to something greater. Mr. Ein also owns the Washington Kastles, a tennis team representing D.C.
The Washington Justice is the last of the eight expansion teams for Season 2 to be revealed. The Overwatch League found the names and logos of most of the teams leaked a few weeks ago; every team (save for Vancouver) had their branding and names discovered early thanks to an API vulnerability with the Overwatch League app.
You can keep up with what's going on with the Washington Justice by following them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The Overwatch League is set to return for its second season on February 14, 2018.
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