Big fan of Cleveland Cavaliers but don’t have the “skill” to ball like them? If you think you can play NBA2K18 like a pro you may be qualified to play for their gaming team.
Introducing the Cavs Legion GC (Gaming Club)
Cleveland Cavaliers is among the first NBA franchises to build an esports team to compete in the 2K League. The 5 video game players of Cavs Legion GC will be living in Cleveland for the rest of the season beginning in May 2018. NBA 2K League is one of the biggest indications that esports is indeed growing bigger. In the next three years, esports will reach an estimate of 385 million audience and $1.5 billion. It is probably one of the reasons why the Cavs decided to invest and contribute to the growth of the esports community.
Cavs Chief Marketing Officer Tracy Marek said on the day of the announcement,
“The team’s name, colors and logo honor the heritage of the organization, yet reflects the bold new territory of esports and the renegade nature of a Cavalier,”
“This results in an edgy, new-age version of the iconic Cavs brand that fits within the current esports landscape. We are excited for the opportunity to bring the same energy and passion we put into our other properties to Cavs Legion and the entire esports community.”
In addition, Cavaliers also announced that Hot Pockets is the first founding partner of Cavs Legion GC. On the upper right chest of the Cavs Legion jersey is the gamer staple food’s logo. Cavs Legion will stick to the traditional wine and gold color combination for their jersey.
Cavs will pick five players to form the Cavs Legion GC from the NBA 2K League draft which will take place in March 2018. You think you have what it takes to make the cut? Then try your hand at the tryouts. Details can be found on the NBA website. Good luck geeks!