Gfinity Engaged for NBA 2K League Invitational
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5 December 2019
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Gfinity Engaged to Host the NBA 2K League European Invitational
Gfinity plc (AIM: GFIN), a world-leading esports provider, is pleased to announce it has been engaged to host the NBA 2K League European Invitational. This esports event is the first-ever NBA 2K League qualifying event in Europe and follows the success of the NBA 2K League APAC Invitational, held in February of this year.
The NBA 2K League European Invitational will feature 20 players from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey and the U.K. competing over two days of gameplay, including scrimmages and a double-elimination tournament, and participating in interviews with league representatives and team managers. At the end of the NBA 2K League European Invitational, a committee comprised of league representatives and team managers will identify several players who will become eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.
The NBA 2K League European Invitational will take place over two days on 13-14 December 2019 from the Gfinity Arena in London, home to some of the leading esports events including the ePremier League and F1 New Balance Esports Series. The double-elimination tournament on 14 December will be livestreamed on the NBA 2K League's Twitch and YouTube channels.
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NBA 2K League
Gfinity (AIM: GFIN) is a world leading esports business. Created by gamers for the world's 2.2 billion gamers, Gfinity has a unique understanding of this fast-growing global community. It uses this expertise both to provide advisory services and to design, develop and deliver unparalleled experiences and winning strategies for game publishers, sports rights holders, commercial partners and media companies.
Gfinity connects its partners with the esports community in authentic and innovative ways. This consists of on‑ and off-line competitions and industry‑leading content production. Partnerships include EA SPORTS, Activision Blizzard, Premier League, F1 Esports Series and the Forza Racing Championship.
Gfinity connects directly with competitive gaming consumers through its growing community of gamers on its own platforms: Gfinity esports and RealSport101.
All Gfinity services are underpinned by the Company's proprietary technology platform delivering a level playing field for all competitors and supporting scalable multi-format leagues, ladders and knockout competitions.
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, New Era, Raynor Gaming, SCUF Gaming, Snickers, Stance, Tencent, Twitch and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.
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