Nighthawks and Justice Team Up Wednesday

Nighthawks and Justice Team Up Wednesday

ANNANDALE – The Northern Virginia Community College Esports program and the Washington Justice of the Overwatch League are cohosting an event Wednesday, May 22 on the Annandale Campus at 7 p.m.

The event, which will be held in CA 302, begins with a question and answer session for fans with the Justice staff and coaches, and then segues into questions and answers with Justice players. Fans also have an opportunity to take pictures and get autographs with players and coaches until 9 p.m.

The Justice began play in 2018 and were apart of Activision Blizzard’s global League expansion to represent the Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland areas, along with Baltimore and Richmond.

The Overwatch League is the first major global professional esports league with city-based teams in Asia, Europe, and North America. Created by globally acclaimed publisher Blizzard Entertainment (a division of Activision Blizzard), Overwatch is one of the most popular esports games in the world with more than 40 million players globally, including nearly one million players in the capital region.

In its inaugural season, the Overwatch League drew more than 10 million viewers in its first week and fans spent 160 million hours watching the best Overwatch players in the world compete throughout the season.

The Nighthawks, meanwhile, wrapped up their inaugural Overwatch and League of Legends season with a win in the Shenandoah Esports Invitational in late April.