The eighth and final expansion franchise that will join the Overwatch League in Season 2 has been announced, and it’s the Washington Justice.
Owned by Washington Esports Ventures, led by entrepreneur Mark Ein, the full branding for Washington D.C.’s new team has been revealed.
The official colours for the Washington Justice are red, white, and blue with a shield acting as its logo. There’s a “W” located at the bottom of the logo, with the shield “crowned with a single white star in a blue setting as an ode to the American flag, our capital city, and as a symbol of unity.”
Mark Ein discussed the branding in a statement: “Justice is a universal value and the perfect name for a franchise that we hope will inspire and unite both our Washington area community and fans around the globe. There is no region in the world that attracts more people to serve the cause of justice in government, philanthropy, academia, military service, and the private sector than Washington.
“In fact, DC’s official city motto is ‘Justitia Omnibus,’ which translates to ‘Justice for All.’ As a team representing the broader DMV region, it was important that our team identity reflects a value that unifies all of our community members, representing the full diversity of backgrounds and beliefs,” added Mr. Ein.
Courage, honor, loyalty, sacrifice. But most important is justice ⚖️
— Washington Justice (@washjustice) December 3, 2018
In October, both Atlanta Reign and Toronto Defiant were unveiled. More followed in November with Paris Eternal, Guangzhou Charge, Chengdu Hunters, and Hangzhou Spark all being revealed to the public. In December, Vancouver Titans was the penultimate franchise to be announced – leaving just Washington Justice to be revealed.
The second season of the Overwatch League commences on February 14th, with teams now only playing 28 matches instead of the 40 that were played by each side during the inaugural season.
Esports Insider says: This is the most American thing ever. Many complaints about the new Overwatch League franchises have been the overuse of red and blue in logos and designs, so it’s not too surprising to see a combination of the two with the final brand.