Kevin Garnett invests in Triumph Esports. His company seeks to bring urban lifestyle and competitive video gaming closer together. More mainstream athletic competitions turn to esports Former NBA ace Kevin Garnett has invested into Triumph Esports through Big Ticket Sports LLC, an event hosting company he owns. Kevin Garnett and Mixing Esports and Urban Lifestyle NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett has become the latest athlete to invest in esports, specifically through his event hosting company, Big Ticket Sports LLC . On Monday, August 12, Big Ticket Sports revealed that they had backed Triumph Esports , a first for the company. The company presently runs Hoop It Up and Kick It Soccer , three-versus-three competitions in basketball and European football. Commenting on the recent investment, the man himself had this to say: “ 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.”
Mr. Garnett also added that the ultimate goal of his company was to create positive experiences in fans’ lives. Triumph seems like a good gateway into the esports space, with the organization owning Rivalcade , which in turn focuses on running competitive events. As to Triumph’s standing on the esports scene, the organization runs teams in several categories, including: Overwatch Apex Legends Teamfight Tactics Triumph specifically focuses on minor and newer titles, avoiding bigger competition for the time being. Meanwhile, Triumph CEO Scott O’Leary has also shared his excitement to be granted the opportunity to work with Big Ticket and specifically Hoop It Up, speaking about a convergence of basketball, music, esports and urban lifestyle. More Investment Flows into Esports The interest esports has grown exponentially, including among athletes and other mainstream sports organizations. A number of investors, including Shaquille O’Neal , Earvin […]
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