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Justice pull to within one win of Overwatch Grand Finals in South Korea

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The Washington Justice are one win away from qualifying for the Overwatch Grand Finals in South Korea after beating the Florida Mayhem 3-0 in the North American region playoffs Saturday.

Washington's victory is the latest in a series of upsets for the 12th-seeded team. The Justice are 5-1 in the double-elimination tournament despite entering the playoffs as the lowest-seeded team in the bracket.

Their win over Florida pulled them out of the loser's bracket, setting the stage for a final match against the No. 1 Philadelphia Fusion on Sunday. Washington's Roadhog player Jjanu was named the Player of the Match.

If the Justice win Sunday, they'll receive an automatic bid for the annual Grand Finals, scheduled for Oct. 8-10. Only two teams from the North American region are given the opportunity to compete in the Grand Finals each year.