Magic Gaming has partnered with Esport-Management as the team’s official online partner and will host organized online Pro-Am tournaments, the team announced.
Participants will compete for “unique” prizes, per the release. Magic Gaming will host co-branded social media content and in-game advertising on its Twitch channel and on its social media accounts. The Magic become the first NBA 2K League team to have an official online platform partner and host 2K tournaments.
“Magic Gaming is thrilled to welcome this unique partnership with Esport-Management,” said Magic Gaming Esports partnership development manager Gabriel Causse in a statement. “With this new partnership, we will be able to provide NBA 2K players of all levels an opportunity to compete online on a safe and professional platform. Not only will it allow players who didn’t make the NBA 2K League a way to stay competitive, but it will allow NBA 2K coaches to keep an eye on the new talent that is out there.”
Esport-Management, founded in 2017 works across multiple games to train and supports aspiring and professional gamers. The company has worked with numerous top brands including DreamHack, G2 Esports, and AS Monaco, which is also a partner of Magic Gaming.
“We are excited to be named the official online platform for Magic Gaming’s NBA 2K tournaments,” said Alexandre Amoukteh, co-founder of Esport-Management. “This partnership fortifies our efforts to enable every player to assess their skill levels, improve their performance and embark on their unique path to the professional level, doing so in a supportive and inclusive place that fosters and grows talent.”
Magic Gaming currently sits 6-5, in the thick of the NBA 2K League playoff race. They have a bye in week nine and five games left to play in the season’s final three weeks.