NBA World Champion invests in Triumph Esports

Overwatch's Icon Kevin Hitt · 13 Aug 2019


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Another world class professional athlete will join the ranks of esports investor.

Triumph Esports announced on Monday that Kevin Garnett, former NBA Most Valuable Player, 15 time All Star, and NBA World Champion has invested in Triumph Esports, a newly formed esports company. Garnett through his Big Ticket Sports LLC, his his experiential event management and production company

Triumph Esports is a "full-service esports company" which includes Rivalcade, a competitive esports and experiential event company, and Triumph Gaming, a professional esports team and player development organization.

“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 Garnett. “Our vision is to create unique experiences that hit our fans across a variety of passion points.”

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Rivalcade has executed and streamed hundreds of esports competitions, both live and online, in a number of game titles, and has now partnered with Hoop-It-Up to bring esports to their events. Scott O’Leary, founder of Rivalcade, and CEO of Triumph Esports said, “We are very excited to work with Hoop-It-Up as they converge basketball, music, esports, and the urban lifestyle at their events. We look forward to working together to engage our fans and players in new, collaborative and creative ways.”

Jake Laumann, founder of Triumph Gaming, and COO of Triumph Esports said, “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.“

Triumph has player rosters in Overwatch, Apex Legends, and Team Fight Tactics.

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