This unprecedented association between an NBA franchise and a professional football club will offer their community specific and enriched content, strong interactions between their professional eSports while supporting both entities in their digital growth, exposure and business.
“We are excited to start this unique partnership with AS Monaco and what it will enable everyone to achieve on the digital side,” says Michael Forde, Director of Sales for Orlando Magic. “It is also a fantastic opportunity for our two entities to reach a wider audience internationally. It’s a win-win partnership. ”
For AS Monaco, whose eSports team is present on NBA 2K, but also PES, Rocket League and GT Sports, this partnership will offer fans an opening on the US culture of gaming and a new kind of experience.
“We are very pleased to launch an eSports partnership with such a prestigious structure,” says Jean-Philippe Dubois, Head of Digital for AS Monaco.”AS Monaco intends to take advantage of this opportunity to develop its image in North America, create innovative content and offer activities for our respective fans. This partnership is a continuation of the club’s digital strategy, which makes it a pioneering and striking club.”
ABOUT AS MONACO ESPORTS
AS Monaco, which will be present for the third consecutive season in the electronic sports world, launched in 2017 its own gaming team, the AS Monaco eSports team. The team has ten professional players and is present in four titles: NBA 2K, PES, Rocket League and GT Sports. AS Monaco is a pioneering club in the eSports universe.
ESPORTS ABOUT MAGIC
Gaming Magic Gaming, based in Orlando, Florida, is one of 17 teams that have participated in the first season of the NBA 2K League.
The NBA 2K League is a professional eSports competition co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., which began in May 2018.
The League has the 102 best NBA 2K players in the world. The six players of the Magic Gaming team played regular season games and various tournaments against the other teams in a five-to-five format.