Overwatch League franchise Washington Justice announced that the organization would be adding Analynn "bawlynn" Dang as the team's General Manager for the 2020 season. Bawlynn was most recently holding the position of Community Director for Overwatch League franchise Los Angeles Gladiators, as well as retaining duties as General Manager for Team USA during the Overwatch World Cup.
Analynn translates her love for Overwatch and passion for competitive esports to drive inspiration and player performance throughout teams. With years of experience in player management, team coordination, and sponsorship activations within the Overwatch League from her time with Los Angeles Gladiators and Sentinels organizations and her tenure with Team USA, Analynn will be instrumental in adapting Washington Justice to the new home and away game format.
In the Overwatch League 2020 season, Washington D.C. will host five homestands at venues throughout the city. "My insights and experiences from working with past organizations mean that I’m set up to build on the Justice's undefeated Stage 4 performance and carry it into the 2020 season," bawlynn explained in an announcement from the team. "The team is finally living up to its potential with role lock changes, and I am excited to take this momentum and amplify it."
Bawlynn's experience with the General Manager position on Team USA for the Overwatch World Cup ensure she will be familiar with the position, and she will also get a good amount of time to ramp up with the organization given the time between her signing and the start of the 2020 season. “The red, white, and blue colors of the Washington Justice feel like home to me as the General Manager of USA’s Overwatch World Cup team,” said bawlynn.
“When growing an organization, it’s essential to invest in cornerstone talent that you can build around,” said Grant Paranjape, VP of esports business at Washington Justice. “Analynn brings an undisputed wealth of game knowledge and organizational expertise with her to the role of GM, and is the perfect addition to the Justice moving into the new season.”
bawlynn is joining the Justice at a good time. Since the 2-2-2 compositional lock ahead of Stage 4, Washington Justice currently sits at first place in the stage standings at 5-0. While the team may be out of playoffs in 19th place with a current record of 7-19, the team's recent surge combined with a top notch front office signing gives WAS fans something to smile about.