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Wizards District Gaming wins top pick in 2020 NBA 2K League Draft

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The NBA 2K League announced today that Wizards District Gaming won the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery and will have the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.  Knicks Gaming will have the second overall pick, and Hawks Talon GC will have the third overall pick.

The NBA 2K League Draft Lottery was conducted today at the National Basketball Association (NBA) office in New York City.  Click here for the complete 2020 NBA 2K League Draft order, which is subject to change based on trades and additional player retainment.  The date of the draft will be announced in the coming months.

Additionally, Hornets Venom GT, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, won the NBA 2K League Expansion Draft Lottery, which was also conducted today at the NBA office in New York City.  Hornets Venom GT will have the first and fourth overall picks in the 2019 NBA 2K League Expansion Draft.  Gen.G will have the second and third overall picks in the expansion draft.

During the expansion draft, which will be held Friday, Oct. 18, the two expansion teams can each select up to three players from the non-protected player pool.  The expansion draft will consist of three rounds, with each team’s third-round pick being optional.  Expansion teams have the option of selecting a third player in the expansion draft if they forgo their second-round pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.  The expansion draft will be a snake draft, so the pick order will alternate in the second and third rounds (i.e. 1, 2, 2, 1, 1*, 2*).

* indicates optional picks

Today’s two draft lotteries were conducted by drawing ping-pong balls in random order from the official ball machine that is used for the NBA Draft Lottery.  For complete details on both lotteries, click here.

For more information on NBA 2K League Season 3 roster construction, click here.  Fans can also follow the NBA 2K League on Twitter (NBA2KLeague), Instagram (nba2kleague), Facebook (NBA 2K League), Twitch (NBA2KLeague) and YouTube (NBA 2K League) and visit NBA2KLeague.com.

 

About the NBA 2K League:
The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world.  Each of the league’s 23 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs.  During the 2019 season, NBA 2K League partners included Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Dell, Facebook, HyperX, Intel, New Era, Raynor Gaming, SCUF Gaming, Snickers, Stance, Tencent, Twitch and YouTube.  For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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New Wave Esports Appoints Richard Carl as Director

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NEW WAVE ESPORTS CORP. is pleased to announce that Richard Carl has been appointed to the Company’s board of directors. In connection with his appointment, the Company granted Mr. Carl 200,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company (“Options”). The Options are exercisable at a price of $0.11 and will expire on November 8, 2024.

Mr. Carl has extensive experience in serving as a board member and in executive roles for private and public companies in a number of industries including oil and gas, real estate, financial services, power generation and mining. Many of these roles have included fund raising, both debt and equity, joint ventures and restructurings as well as principal investing.

Mr. Carl currently sits on the board of directors of Clearview Resources where he chairs the audit committee, is a member of the compensation committee and recently chaired the corporation’s special committee that led to a merger with Bashaw Oil Corp. Mr. Carl also serves on the board of trustees of InvestPlus REIT, a private real estate investment trust based in Calgary. Mr. Carl also sits on the board of Dealnet Capital Corp., a TSX-V listed consumer finance company where he chairs the risk committee. Mr. Carl was the executive chair of Canada Fluorspar, a TSX-V listed company and the CEO and chair of the board of directors of Newspar, the joint venture between Canada Fluorspar and Arkema, one of Europe’s largest Fluorchemical companies. Canada Fluorspar was subsequently sold to a private equity firm. In addition, Mr. Carl is a past director of Highpine Oil and Gas Ltd., a former TSX listed company where he chaired the audit committee and the special committee that led to the sale of Highpine to Daylight Resources Trust.

Mr. Carl previously earned a CFA designation and graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance degree.

“New Wave Esports is an exciting opportunity, rapidly gaining traction in the esports space and I look forward to working with the management of the Company and adding my experience in early stage and small capitalization companies to help bring its strategies to fruition,” said Mr. Carl.

“The addition of Richard Carl to the New Wave Esports Board of Directors opens up incredible opportunities as we tap into Richard’s expansive knowledge of leading and building successful businesses,” says Dan Mitre, CEO of New Wave Esports. “Richard has an impressive set of skills and experiences that elevate our leadership within the company. We are excited about having someone of his caliber join our ranks as we continue to invest in the esports ecosystem.”

ABOUT NEW WAVE ESPORTS CORP.
New Wave Esports Corp. (CSE: NWES) is an esports and competitive gaming company that provides capital and support services to esports organizations, teams, leagues, events, platforms, tools, and technology innovators.

Source: NEW WAVE ESPORTS CORP.

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Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces New Esports Sub-Brand Caps Gaming Presented by Leidos

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Will host the Caps Gaming Showcase EA SPORTS NHL 20 competition; Team signs NHL esports pro John “JohnWayne” Casagranda

 Monumental Sports & Entertainment has announced Caps Gaming – a new esports-focused sub-brand that aims to help foster the growth of the NHL competitive gaming community and create visibility for hockey’s esports scene. Caps Gaming will host the Caps Gaming Showcase – a 32-team, 6v6 EA Sports NHL competition on Xbox One. The team has also announced it signed top NHL esports pro John “JohnWayne” Casagranda to join the organization as an official streamer.

“Esports is a key initiative for us at Monumental and we are thrilled to add Caps Gaming to the family as we continue to tap into a new generation of fans,” Zach Leonsis, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said. “We are excited to welcome John to The District and look forward to hosting the premier NHL competition with the Caps Gaming Showcase in early December.”

A 6v6 EA SPORTS NHL 20 competition on Xbox One, the Caps Gaming Showcase will be a 32-team contest featuring an eight-week regular season beginning in early December. At the conclusion of the regular season, the top 16 teams will move on to a single-elimination tournament. After two rounds of online bracket play, the top four teams will be flown to Washington, DC for live, in-person semifinals and finals in late February where they’ll compete for a $15,000 prize pool. Signups for the Caps Gaming Showcase will begin later this month.

“JohnWayne” is the first NHL esports pro to be officially signed by an NHL organization. He will stream regularly on the Caps Gaming Twitch channel beginning in mid-November through the end of June.

“We believe that we’re signing the top NHL 20 player in the world and the perfect representative to help spearhead the professionalization of NHL esports for the community,” Andrew McNeill, Director of Esports at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said. “JohnWayne has been one of the top performers at the first two NHL Gaming World Championships and is poised to compete for the title again in 2020. We couldn’t be happier to have him representing Caps Gaming in a new era for NHL esports.”

Leidos will return as the Presenting Partner of Caps Gaming. They will be the presenter of the Caps Gaming Showcase and will have logo integration on all streams on the Caps Gaming Twitch channel.

Follow Caps Gaming on Twitter at @CapsGaming and Instagram at @CapsGaming.

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Team Vitality and Adidas Extend Partnership

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Team Vitality and adidas have signed a multi-year contract extension and heighten their collaboration by introducing VIT.01, their first pair of limited-edition sneakers.

“We are very happy to be able to continue our collaboration with adidas, a brand with which we share the common values of innovation and competition. It confirms that esports is not just a simple passing fashion but a real social trend that lasts over time. This is a new and fundamental step in our development, one represented by the VIT.01 shoe which embodies perfectly Team Vitality on a day-to-day basis,” Fabien “Neo” Devide, Chairman of Team Vitality said.

“We are very proud to extend our partnership with Team Vitality. This step strengthens our position as an innovative and pioneering sports brand. Team Vitality is a quality partner, inspiring a whole generation stemming from the esports culture, a strong sector that we started to pre-empt more than two years ago,” Sylvain Bouches, Brand Manager for adidas said.

“Offering the best of our products and technology to our athletes to help them make a difference in their game, regardless of their discipline, is a priority. We are pleased to make our collaboration durable to continue challenging the codes of the sports industry,” Sylvain Bouches added.

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