(Photo by Ian Cunningham for Washington Justice)
The Washington Justice is extending its partnership with PenFed Credit Union for at least the next three years beginning with the 2021 season.
D.C.’s professional Overwatch League esports team first partnered with the McLean, Virginia-based national federal credit union for its 2020 season. PenFed was the presenting partner for the season, and worked with the Washington Justice on some interactive experiences during in-person events last year before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Even as the Washington Justice continued playing from a closed practice facility last year, PenFed continued to support the team through virtual experiences.
Through this new extended partnership, PenFed will be an official jersey patch partner of the Washington Justice, and the credit union is even launching a first of its kind team-branded credit card for its members who are esports fans. PenFed members will also get some perks like discounts on Washington Justice merch, behind-the-scenes content and digital loot boxes. The pair will also be working on some social media campaigns throughout this year’s season.
“Our entire Washington Justice franchise is thrilled to build on our relationship with PenFed and work even more closely with their organization to create more exclusive, one of a kind opportunities for them to engage with Justice fans throughout the DMV,” said Washington Justice owner Mark Ein in a statement. “PenFed was an early supporter and staunch believer of both esports and our franchise, and we could not be more excited to partner with them for years to come.”
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
The Washington Justice’s in-person season was cut short last year due to the health crisis. The team was prepared to play its first full season from the District with a full slate of homestands, but they ended up playing from a practice facility in Virginia as fans cheered them on virtually. The Washington Justice ended the 2020 season with a 4-17 record.
The Overwatch League’s new season is slated to start in April. Check out this look at the 2021 Washington Justice team:
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