The Washington Justice are an OWL expansion team who joined at the start of the 2019 season. The Justice are based out of Washington D.C. and are part of the Atlantic South Division. They are owned by Mark Ein of the Washington Esports Ventures company. The logo features a shield emblazoned with a star, and is fittingly colored in red, white, and blue. After a less than stellar 2019 season, the Justice were able to pull off some surprising upsets in the 2020 season, making those who bet on Overwatch cash out big.
Washington Justice Roster 2021
The Washington Justice roster currently features 8 pro players. They are as follows:
- Lee “TTuba” Ho-Sung – DPS
- Gui-un “Decay” Jang – DPS
- Kim “Mag” Tae-sung – Tank
- Taehee “Jerry” Min – DPS
- Huichang “BeBe” Yoon – Support
- Wonsik “Closer” Jung – Support
- Junho “Fury” Kim – Tank
- Sungwook “Ria” Park – Tank
Like many other OWL teams, the end of the regular season lead to a flurry of roster shifts and changes, and many players have departed their respective teams. However, the Justice have already gotten a jump on the rebuilding phase, signing 6 new players to their roster in the space of only a month. This is a bold strategy by the justice, and it signals they will be relying heavily on more experienced Justice players like Decay to guide and develop the new talent added to their roster.
Washington Justice Past Achievements
In the 2019 regular season, the Justice missed playoff contention, finishing with the 17th place record overall. This lacklustre inaugural performance left the Justice hungry for more, and they entered the 2020 season looking to improve from their previous season’s performance and make a name for themselves.
Overall, the 2020 season held both ups and downs for the Washington Justice teams. Their regular-season record dropped to 19th, but they performed well in many of the midseason tournaments, often placing with a top 10 finish. This could be seen on how their Overwatch League betting odds where fluctuating throughout the season. Their largest improvement came in the NA playoff bracket, in which they beat several heavyweight teams to claim the 3rd place spot and a $250k prize. Few expected the Justice to perform this well in the playoffs, let alone progress as far as they did. If the new talent recruited by the Justice can continue to improve upon the team’s postseason success expect the Justice to progress into a more dominant team.