Photo courtesy of @washjustice on Twitter.
Mark Ein‘s Washington Esports Ventures announced a new partnership Wednesday for the District’s professional esports team.
Events DC, the District’s official convention and sports authority, has been announced as The Washington Justice‘s signature sponsor for the team’s inaugural season. As a part of the agreement, Events DC will be the exclusive patch sponsor on the front of the player jerseys, a press release states. Throughout the season, Events DC will also provide live event experiences, content and access to the region’s Overwatch community.
“We are proud to welcome Events DC as a founding partner of the Washington Justice,” Ein said in a statement. “Events DC has been at the forefront of the esports revolution and their support was critical to bringing the team to our community.”
Events DC delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital and oversees some of the District’s most popular venues like the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the historic Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square and also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park. In recent years, Events DC has committed to growing the esports community in the District by hosting events
“This partnership is a natural fit for us, as a part of the city’s greater vision to position the District as an esports capital,” Gregory A. O’Dell, president and CEO of Events DC said in a statement. “DC’s first Overwatch team is a prime example of our strategic efforts with our partners across the city to grow and reinforce our commitment to DC’s esports market and exploding fanbase.”
Since Ein’s Washington Esports Ventures announced the purchase of an Overwatch League team for D.C. in September 2018, the team also made some key hires before announcing the team’s official name, colors and logo in December 2018.
Though the team will be playing closer to home in future seasons, the Washington Justice kicks off its 2019 season in February at Blizzard Arena in Burbank, Calif.-30-
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