Monumental Sports & Entertainment Esports Director Grant Paranjape, who oversaw the team’s NBA 2K League Wizards District Gaming team, announced that he will leave the company later this month.
Grant Paranjape on Twitter
Haven’t been very active on social media lately, but wanted to share a bit of personal news. I’ve recently made the very difficult decision to leave @MSE and @WizardsDG It has been an incredible experience working with the staff here and I’m very proud of what we were able (1/5)
Paranjape was formerly the business development lead at esports organization Splyce, since acquired by OverActive Media. Under Paranjape, Wizards District earned several notable sponsorships, including Bud Light, Events DC and Leidos, and traveled to London alongside their parent NBA team in January 2019. The organization posted a corresponding job opening to replace Paranjape.
Wizards District Gaming made the playoffs in the first season of the league, but were eliminated in the first round by 76ers GC. Over the offseason, they acquired Dayfri from Mavs Gaming in exchange for the No. 14 overall pick. Head Coach Patrick Crossan will continue to serve as the team’s coach in the 2019 season.
Patrick Crossan on Twitter
Really going to miss working with you at WizDG. It’s been a pleasure and the best work experience I’ve ever had. We’ll continue the foundation you laid in making @WizardsDG one of the best organizations in the @NBA2KLeague https://t.co/vlc6eZnkBT
Ryan Conger on Twitter
😭😭 gonna miss you man fr. Can’t thank you enough for bringing me into the Wizards organization. Been good to me since i arrived at DC and I’m forever grateful for it ✊🏻 https://t.co/wkz7cTihNz