By CLTure News
June 27, 2019
Hornets Sports & Entertainment have announced the identity of their new NBA 2K League team scheduled to debut in 2020. The esports NBA 2K League franchise will be known as the Hornets Venom GT. Along with the name and logo, Hornets Venom also launched their social media platforms on Instagram (HornetsVenomGT), Twitter (@HornetsVenomGT), and Facebook (HornetsVenomGT). The simple but sharp logo and wordmark were created by RARE Design and the team will unveil their court design and jerseys in the coming months.
To celebrate the newly revealed Hornets Venom brand, 20 sidewalk stencils with the logo and social handles have been placed throughout the city. Fans posting photos from the locations of the stencils today will be entered to win Hornets Venom prize pack. On Friday morning, the team will be giving away free coffee and team items at the Charlotte Transportation Center station on the LYNX Light Rail from 7:30-9:15 a.m. Also on Friday night, from 6-8 p.m., the team will hold a launch event at Triple C Brewery with free beer tokens to the first 100 fans and giveaways.
The global esports market is expected to exceed $1 billion in revenue for the first time in 2019, growing to 450+ million viewers worldwide. NBA 2K is also currently the highest-rated sports title of the gaming generation among current U.S. sports leagues selling 10 million copies worldwide, only being outsold internationally by FIFA.
Fans can visit HornetsVenomGT.com for more information.