Vigilante Joins Washington Justice Ahead of The 2022 Overwatch Season

Vigilante Joins Washington Justice Ahead of The 2022 Overwatch Season

Washington Justice announced the signing of a 17-year-old Jun "vigilante" Kim, who joins the team as flex support.

Washington Justice announced the signing of a 17-year-old Jun “vigilante” Kim, who joins the team as flex support. Vigilante has previously played for Talon Esports and will now have a chance to test his skills in the Overwatch League.

Justice Bolster Their Roster

Vigilante joined Washington Justice on Monday, October 25, as the sixth member of the Overwatch League franchise. He will join forces with Gui-un “Decay” Jang, Tae-sung “Mag” Kim, Jun-ho “Fury” Kim, Sung-won “Assassin” Kim, and Jung-woo “Happy” Lee for an all-Korean roster.

While an exciting addition, vigilante is only 17-years-old, meaning he is not eligible to compete in the OWL yet. However, he will be of age in July, meaning vigilante will be available to play for Washington Justice in the 2022 OWL.

Washington Justice have yet to comment whether vigilante will be added to the active lineup from the get-go. However, given his lack of experience competing at the highest level of the Overwatch esports scene, the Korean support will likely start the season as a substitute.

Vigilante Set For His Debut

Vigilante made his debut in the professional Overwatch esports scene in 2019 as a member of Team IMPERIAL. He later joined GGTC (later BATTLICA) and spent the rest of 2022 playing for WGS Phoenix, Triumph, and 200ms.

Towards the end of 2020, vigilante joined Element Mythic as a stand-in and helped them place fourth at Overwatch Contenders 2020: The Gauntlet: Asia. That, however, was not his only notable accomplishment from his days competing in the second division.

As a member of BATTLICA, vigilane finished top-four at Contenders 2020 KR Season 1 Trials – Week 3 and won the Contenders 2020 KR Season 1 – Week 3. However, his most notable accomplishments came in 2021, while vigilante was a key member of Talon Esports.

With Talon Esports, vigilante finished second in the first and second season of the Korean Overwatch Contenders. In both seasons, Talon Esports were one of the top teams in the league, although they weren’t able to beat 02 Blast, who defeated them in both finals.

Even though vigilante hasn’t won any of the two Overwatch Contenders Korea, he has proven his worth and emerged as one of the most promising young talents in the region. Now, he will have a chance to prove himself on the big stage and agist the best Overwatch esports players in the world.

Washington Justice Hope For a Better Season

Washington Justice haven’t had much success on the year, at least relative to what they’ve achieved the last term. Washington Justice ended the Overwatch League 2020 – North America Playoffs in third place, marking the organization’s best placement in the OWL.

In 2021, Justice’s success was fairly limited, as they haven’t won a single Major tournament. Their best placement of the year happened in Overwatch League 2021 – May Melee and the Summer Showdown, where they placed top-eight.

Washington Justice finished the regular season in 10th place; however, they found their stride just in time to qualify for the OWL 2021 Playoffs by making it through the Play-In stage. Unfortunately, the Justice haven’t achieved much in the final tournament of the season and finished seventh-eighth.

Failing to compete for the coveted OWL title, Washington Justice decided to make roster changes. While the addition of vigilante remains the biggest move the organization has made this offseason, the Justice have already cleared out parts of its roster.

Earlier this month, the Justice parted ways with supports Hui-chang “BeBe” Yoon and Won-sik “Closer” Jung and two DPS players in Ho-sung “TTuba” Lee and Tae-hee “Jerry” Min. Meanwhile, Justice picked up DPS Lee “Happy” Jung-woo, who joined the team last week from Houston Outlaws.

Having parted ways with four players and signed two new ones, Washington Justice will look entirely differently next season. However, we will have to wait and see whether their new-look roster will achieve more in the 2022 OWL season.