Bucks Announce Name Of NBA 2K League Team As Bucks Gaming, Reveal Team Logo
Pass the sticks.December 14, 2017
OTHER LOGOS REVEALED: The 76ers today revealed the logo and identity of 76ers Gaming Club. The logo reflects the number "76" fused into the shape of a bell in tribute to the city's iconic Liberty Bell and 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence (76ers GC). In Utah, Jody Genessy notes Jazz Gaming's logos were created to "pay tribute to the state of Utah" as well as the Jazz. The primary logo is a "3D shape of Utah, with a white U and gold J outlined in navy blue." The secondary logo "features the team's name and includes a pair of eighth notes in place of the A in Jazz" (DESERET NEWS, 12/14).
TRADITIONAL SPORT PARALLELS: In DC, Scott Allen notes Monumental Sports & Entertainment hired Grant Paranjape as its Dir of Esports in August to "oversee Wizards District Gaming." The 24-year-old views serious gamers such as the ones he and Monumental Sports Network VP & GM Zach Leonsis "will be responsible for drafting in March as athletes in their own right." Paranjape said, "It's as athletic as basketball or hockey, just in a different way. The physical dexterity needed and the mental fortitude needed to play League of Legends or 2K at a competitive level is the same as playing a traditional sport." Allen notes that is why future members of the Wizards District Gaming team will have "access to a sports psychologist and nutritionist, and they'll train in a state-of-the-art practice facility being refurbished near Capital One Arena" (WASHINGTON POST, 12/14).
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