Charlotte’s 2020 NBA 2K League expansion team is here.
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The team released the expansion team name—Hornets Venom GT—and logo Thursday, two days after teasing the reveal across social media.
“The name and logo both invoke the intensity and intimidation of a hornet, with the teal and white logo designed to represent its piercing, ominous gaze,” the team said. “The white ‘V’ ties to the name while doubling as a portion of the head.”
The wordmark and logo were created by RARE Design, the same company which designed and created the majority of logos for the league’s other teams.
As part of the team’s identity announcement, 20 sidewalk stencils with the Hornets Venom logo and social handles have been placed throughout Charlotte. Fans posting photos from the locations of the stencils today will be entered to win Hornets Venom prize packs. Tomorrow morning, the team will be giving away free coffee and team items at the Charlotte Transportation Center station on the LYNX Light Rail from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Tomorrow night, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the team will hold a launch event at Triple C Brewery with free beer tokens to the first 100 fans and giveaways.
Hornets Venom will unveil the designs of their court and jerseys in the upcoming months. Fans can visit HornetsVenomGT.com for more information and to register to receive future announcements. Hornets Venom t-shirts are also now available on the team shop.