Per the announcement, the team's assistant general manager Kate Mitchell — herself announced Saturday — chose the two former New York Excelsior members for the fledgling Overwatch team. In a statement, she emphasized the importance of the roles WizardHyeong and Janus would fill.
"Head coach and main tank are the two most important positions in Overwatch League," she said. "The entire style of the team flows from them.
WizardHyeong's signing comes after he denied rumors Tuesday that he had signed with a new Overwatch League team. The rumors began swirling when he announced his departure from the NYXL, the same day it released Janus, then 24 hours later announced he was no longer in search of a team.
As the head coach for the NYXL, WizardHyeong led the team to the best record in the league's inaugural season at 34-6 and a third-fourth place finish overall.
The Washington D.C. Overwatch League franchise was first reported on Sept. 4.
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