One of 17 NBA teams competing in the inaugural season of the NBA2K esports league, Magic Gaming features the world’s best players, competing on and off the court for the title of gaming greatness.Read Press Release
Based in Orlando, Fla., Magic Gaming is one of 17 teams competing in the NBA 2K League. Play in the league’s inaugural season will be begin in May 2018 and will run through August 2018. The NBA 2K League is a joint venture between the NBA and Take Two Interactive, publishers of NBA 2K. It is a professional esports league featuring the best 2K players in the world.
Each of the 17 teams will draft five players to participate in their inaugural season. These five players will play the game using newly created avatars. The NBA 2K League tryouts will take place in February 2018 with the draft in March followed by the league’s tip-off in May. Playing skill is the primary qualifier to being a player in the NBA 2K League. The first stage of qualifying for the NBA 2K League will take place from January 1-31, 2018. For more information, visit www.nba2kleague.com.
The Magic Gaming logo ties in the Orlando Magic’s identifiable colors of black and silver using the iconic basketball that has been prevalent in all renditions of the Magic team’s logo over the last 29 years. The logo provides an edgier, more mysterious feel while capturing the essence and identity of the team with the color black primarily featured, conveying a sense of strength and power. This modernized and innovative look includes Magic Gaming’s secondary logo with the iconic star, building on the heritage and history of the Magic from its birth in 1989.
Orlando, Fla. (December 13, 2017) — The Orlando Magic organization unveiled today the name and logo for its NBA 2K League team – Magic Gaming. As the Magic organization continue to grow its business, it ventures into the ever-growing esports landscape, tapping into the estimated 385 million fans. Magic Gaming, one of 17 NBA 2K League teams, will begin play in the league’s inaugural season which tips off in May 2018.
The Magic Gaming logo incorporates elements from the NBA Magic team’s logo, including the identifiable colors of Magic Black and Magic Silver and the iconic basketball, while providing an edgier, more mysterious feel that captures the essence and identity of the 2K League team. The color black, primarily featured, conveys a sense of strength and power. This modernized and innovative look also includes Magic Gaming’s secondary logo featuring the iconic star.
“The Orlando Magic is an organization whose mission is for excellence both on and off the court. Magic Gaming is an extension of that mission, representing our organization and our town with pride, strength, hard-work, innovation and dedication,” said Magic CEO Alex Martins. “We are so excited to unveil this new team to our community, providing an opportunity to reach a new group of fans while creating even more legendary experiences. As sports innovators, we are excited about the direction our teams are headed as we build on the legend already created and look forward to what the future holds.”
Each of the 17 teams will draft five players to participate in their inaugural season. These five players will play the game using unique characters. The NBA 2K League tryouts will take place in early 2018 with the draft in March followed by the league’s tip-off in May.
The NBA 2K League logos were created through a collaborative effort between the NBA 2K League and its teams, and RARE Design based in Hattiesburg, Miss. The NBA 2K League, a joint venture between the NBA and Take-Two Interactive, is a professional esports league featuring the best 2K players in the world.
“The reveal of our team names and logos is an exciting milestone as we move toward the NBA 2K League’s inaugural season in 2018, and we can’t wait for the NBA 2K community and fans to see them,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue.
According to Newzoo, it is estimated by 2020, the esports industry is expected to grow to $1.5 billion worldwide. With innovation being a core value, the Magic organization seeks to reach even more fans in different areas than ever before.
Fans can follow/interact with the team through Twitter and Instagram - @MagicGaming and Facebook - Magic Gaming.