LakePoint Sports will host its first esports event July 17-19. The play-at-home tournament, the LakePoint Sports NBA2K Classic powered by the Electronic Gaming Federation, will bring competitive athletes 13-and-over together to battle on the virtual court.
"This will be new for us as we ‘host’ an event that is not physically on our property,” says Mark M. O’Brien, president and chief executive officer, LakePoint Sports. “We look forward to eventually having these competitors on-site as a natural and exciting complement to our existing youth sports tournaments, showcases, camps, clinics and events. Partnering with industry leader EGF will further amplify LakePoint Sports' ability to engage youth athletes with virtual sports beyond our traditional LakePoint Sports campus experience."
The online tournament will feature a round-robin stage guaranteeing multiple NBA2K 20 matches. Leading players will proceed to a single elimination championship stage, and prizes will include a Hyperice prize pack. LakePoint Sports NBA2K Classic will be streamed on Twitch.tv/officialEGF, Facebook.com/officialEGF, and YouTube.com/egftv.
"EGF's vision is to power the world's amateur esports ecosystem for players and fans," said Tyler Schrodt, founder, EGF. "LakePoint Sports is a mecca for youth sports focused on the player experience. We're excited and proud to bring esports to LakePoint Sports' players and to empower their new access to competition."
To learn more about the LakePoint Sports NBA2K Classic powered by EGF, please visit LakePointSports.com/nba2k-classic/.