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Former NBA MVP and 15-time all-star Kevin Garnett was revealed to have invested in Triumph Esports. The investment was done through Big Tickets Sports LLC, an event management and production company that the NBA player owns. Triumph Esports is an esports organization that owns Rivalcade and Triumph Gaming. Rivalcade is an esports event company and Triumph Gaming is a professional esports team.
Please welcome the newest member to Triumph:
NBA Legend Kevin Garnett.
— Triumph 🦌 (@TriumphGamingGG) August 12, 2019
“Our relationship with Triumph Esports is a natural fit as we look to showcase and elevate shared lifestyle experiences through competition, content, and live events,” said Kevin Garnett. “Our vision is to create unique experiences that impact our fans across a variety of passion points.”
Triumph Esports was an unknown name before the investment announcement. However, the organization currently has rosters in games like Overwatch, Apex Legends, and Teamfight Tactics. The Overwatch team is participating in the North American West Contenders league where it has made playoffs. The Apex Legends team will also be competing in the Krakow, Poland Electronic Arts Pre-Season Invitational in September.
Kevin Garnett’s investment in esports follows many other NBA players. These include Michael Jordan, Steph Curry in TSM, and most notably Rick Fox with Echo Fox. Garnett is an American professional basketball player who played 21 seasons in the NBA for teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, and Brooklyn Nets. He retired from professional basketball in September of 2016.
“Having a world-class competitor like Kevin as a partner validates and reinforces our dedication to creating a platform for players and staff to learn what it takes to play, compete, and perform at the highest level,” said Jake Laumann, the founder of Triumph Gaming and Chief Operating Officer of Triumph Esports.
Did you know of Triumph before Kevin Garnett’s investment? Will you be rooting for Triumph’s Overwatch Contenders or Apex Legends team? Let us know in the comments, and keep up with all of the latest esports news and content here at Daily Esports.
Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.