DC-Based Businessman and Entrepreneur Buys Washington, DC Overwatch League Team, Representing Baltimore to Richmond as Part of Activision Blizzard’s Global League Expansion

Washington Esports Ventures, led by businessman, investor and entrepreneur Mark Ein has purchased a Washington, DC-based team in the fast growing Overwatch League from Blizzard Entertainment. Mr. Ein’s acquisition will make him the owner of DC’s first esports team in the Overwatch League, the most prominent, global esports league with teams in cities around the world, including Shanghai, Seoul, London, New York City and Los Angeles. The team’s exclusive territory covers the entire thriving capital region including all of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, collectively the third largest economy in the U.S. and seventh largest in the world.

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Mark D. Ein is an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who has created, acquired, invested in and built a series of growth companies across a diverse set of industries over the course of his 25-year career. During this time, Mr. Ein has been involved in the founding or early stages of six companies that have been worth over one billion dollars and has led over $1.5 billion of private equity, venture capital and public company investments.

Mr. Ein is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Capitol Investment Corporation 4 (NYSE:CIC), a public acquisition company that closed its $402 million IPO in August 2017. Previously, Mr. Ein was the Chairman and CEO of Capitol 1, 2 and 3. In June 2017, Capitol 3 merged with Cision (NYSE:CISN), the leading provider of cloud-based software for the communications and PR industries, and Mr. Ein became its Vice-Chairman. He is also currently Chairman of the Board of Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ:LIND), a global leader in marine expedition travel and a private sector thought leader on environmental conservation, that merged in July 2015 with Capitol Acquisition Corporation 2. From 2009 until 2015, Mr. Ein was the Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder of Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO), one of the largest residential mortgage REITs that today has a market capitalization of approximately $4.0 billion and that was formed through a merger with Capitol 1.

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Mark Ein is affiliated with several companies across many sectors, including;
wireless data, network solutions, e-companies, security, sports and public vehicles.

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