Turtle Beach Partners with NBA 2K League Champions Wizards District Gaming

Elite Pro 2 flagship headset featured as part of the deal

NBA 2K21 Xbox Series S screenshot taken by the author.

Turtle Beach continues their long line of Esports partnerships, announcing a deal with Wizards District Gaming. The team won the NBA 2K League championships last year, and continues to be a strong competitor.

I used to be a big fan of NBA 2K, and although I personally lapsed out of playing for a few years, the incredible generation-leading visuals of the new PS5/Xbox Series version got me to jump back in. I’ve always loved the NBA’s deep involvement with their own video game and Esports league, and I think it’s the premiere example of how a sports organization can treat their tie-in video game as more than just another piece of merchandise on the shelf.

As part of this new deal, Wizards District Gaming will have access to customized Elite Pro 2 gaming headsets. I’ve loved many entries in Turtle Beach’s Elite headset lineup. Their Nanoclear drivers and excellent comfort and isolation will probably help propel WDG to even more victories in the future.

You can check out the full text of the press release for this new deal just below!

TURTLE BEACH HITS THE VIRTUAL HARDWOOD WITH NBA 2K LEAGUE CHAMPIONS WIZARDS DISTRICT GAMING

White Plains, NY — June 10, 2021 — Leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach (NASDAQ: HEAR) today announced a new partnership with the reigning NBA 2K League champions, Wizards District Gaming (WDG). With this agreement, WDG’s teams and players will be using Turtle Beach’s flagship Elite Pro 2 performance gaming headset as they continue to be a dominant force on the digital court.

Wizards District Gaming is a clear powerhouse in the competitive NBA 2K League, and we are honored to be partnering with a team as talented as they are,” said Ryan Dell, SVP of Global Marketing at Turtle Beach. “We craft our gear to a level of precision and performance so that champions remain champions, and we look forward to WDG continuing to win more games in our Elite Pro 2 headsets.”

Official marketing image provided by Turtle Beach

Wizards District Gaming are the reigning NBA 2K League Champions after defeating Warriors Gaming Squad in four games during the 2020 NBA 2K League Finals. This was the first-ever championship win for WDG, which was one of the inaugural teams in the league when it launched in 2018. The franchise, owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, is the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Washington Wizards.

“To compete in the NBA 2K League, our level of play in match after match has to be extraordinary and Turtle Beach helps ensure we hit that high bar,” said Andrew McNeill, Director of Esports, Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to many more victories and championships with Turtle Beach at our side.”

WDG ‘s roster features 2020 NBA 2K League Finals MVP Ryan “Dayfri” Conger, 2020 NBA 2K League Draft #1 overall pick and Rookie of the Year finalist Jack “JBM” Mascone, winningest player in NBA 2K League history Antonio “Newdini” Newman, one of the NBA 2K League’s elite perimeter defenders Justin “Just_Awkward” Howell, 2021 NBA 2K League first round draft pick Alexander “xoLebron” Lebron, and Brandon “BRich” Richardson.

For more on Wizards District Gaming’s latest achievements, check them out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitch, and follow them on Twitter. For more information on the latest Turtle Beach products and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Wizards District Gaming

Wizards District Gaming is part of the NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Launched in 2018, the league features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Wizards DG draft and/or retain six gamers as part of a team that competes as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against 22 other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments, and playoffs. For more information about Wizards District Gaming, visit http://www.wizardsdg.com/.

About Turtle Beach Corporation

Turtle Beach Corporation ( www.turtlebeachcorp.com) is one of the world’s leading gaming accessory providers. The Turtle Beach brand (www.turtlebeach.com) is known for pioneering first-to-market features and patented innovations in high-quality, comfort-driven headsets for all levels of gamer, making it a fan-favorite brand and the market leader in console gaming audio for the last decade. Turtle Beach’s ROCCAT brand (www.roccat.com) combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for designing the best PC gaming products. Under the ROCCAT brand, Turtle Beach creates award-winning keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads, and other PC accessories. Turtle Beach’s Neat Microphones brand (www.neatmic.com) creates high-quality USB and analog microphones for gamers, streamers, and professionals that embrace cutting-edge technology and design. Turtle Beach’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.

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Originally published at https://www.worldbolding.com on June 14, 2021.

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