The currently unnamed Washington D.C.-based team set to join Blizzard’s Overwatch League (as a part of the organization’s six-team expansion) has announced that they have enlisted Kyoung Ey Molly “AVALLA” Kim as their assistant coach, making her the league’s first female coach. Kim has not only previously served as an assistant coach for OpTic Academy and Meta Belleum, but is also a top-100 player on the Korean Overwatch ladder.

Additionally, Kim took to Twitter to express her excitement to landing the position, as well as explain that she had actually sacrificed her chance to go to law school in order to coach in the Overwatch League.

In addition to Kim, the D.C. team has also signed analyst Mikael “mkL” Skjønhaug. Skjønhaug was previously a member of the Overwatch Contenders team known as Last Night’s Leftovers. He has also already worked with Kim as an analyst before during her stint as assistant coach for OpTic Academy.

Washington D.C. head coach Hyeong-seok “WizardHyeong” Kim stated, “I’m happy to have AVALLA and mkL join the coaching staff. They bring international experience and a great work ethic,” he continued. “Together, we’re well on our way to building the best coaching staff in the league.

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