(Photo by Kaz Sasahara for Washington Justice)
Roughly 350 esports fans gathered to watch the Washington Justice‘s inaugural match this past weekend.
D.C.’s Overwatch team owner Mark Ein and presenting sponsor Events DC hosted the inaugural watch party on Feb. 16 for the Washington Justice’s first match against the New York Excelsior. The event was hosted at Penn Social with arcade style gaming, food, beverages and of course big screens for the main event.
Yesterday was just the beginning of our epic inaugural season! We are so thankful for all our fans for standing with Justice. Your support inspires us, both on and off the stage.#JusticeIsServed#OWL2019 pic.twitter.com/c57OQwQhL7
— Washington Justice (@washjustice) February 17, 2019
The Washington Justice team played their first match from Blizzard Arena in Burbank, Calif., with plans to play in the District in future seasons. Even though the Washington Justice were defeated 1 to 3, fans seemed to be more amped up than ever for esports here in the nation’s capital. The watch party was completely sold out and featured appearances from Ein and president and CEO of Events DC Greg O’Dell.
Fans used the hashtag #Justiceisserved on social media throughout the match.
— reapers-carino|Cos-prepping (@reaperscarino) February 19, 2019
— Events DC (@TheEventsDC) February 19, 2019
— S.M. (@_SoniM) February 17, 2019
The Washington Justice will compete in their next match on Thursday, Feb. 22, against the London Spitfire.-30-
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