Wizards District Gaming and Celtics Gaming Announce 2nd Annual Corridor Cup

Double-header game at District E to be televised on NBC Sports Boston and Monumental Sports Network

 

BOSTON, MA/WASHINGTON, D.C. – Celtics Gaming (CLTX), the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Boston Celtics and Wizards District Gaming, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Washington Wizards, announced today the Second Annual Corridor Cup. The Corridor Cup, named after the Northeast Corridor rail line that runs from Boston to Washington, D.C., will feature a 5v5 series between the teams on Sunday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m. ET at District E Powered by Ticketmaster.

This competition will be available for in-person viewing at District E and broadcast live on NBC Sports Boston and Monumental Sports Network with presenting sponsor McDonald’s DMV. Fans attending the match in person will have the opportunity to enjoy a DJ, giveaways, and food and drink specials available at District Bites, the bar and restaurant located inside District E.  Following the Corridor Cup, the Boston Celtics will take on the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena in D.C. for the Wizards’ NBA 2K theme night.

“We’re excited to partner with McDonald’s DMV to bring the Corridor Cup back to D.C. for an evening of competitive basketball both in the game and on the court, said Andrew McNeill, Vice President of Esports at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Esports fandom is high for Boston and The District, so we’re happy to help continue to grow the league through this event and create avenues for teams to collaborate like this even more in the future.”

The two-time NBA 2K League champion Wizards District Gaming is the winningest organization in the NBA 2K League with over $1.4 million in prize money won in the league’s first six seasons. District E is the home training facility and esports competition theater for Wizards District Gaming, and host of the in-person games for the NBA 2K League 2023 and 2024 seasons. With the opening of District E, Wizards District Gaming is engaging directly with the local esports community and providing a hub for competitive gaming enthusiasts throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virgina to watch, play, and connect with fellow gamers.

“We look forward to bringing the Corridor Cup back to NBC Sports Boston for our fans to watch,” said CLTX Managing Director, Jim Ferris. “We were thrilled to take home the trophy last year and looking forward to the rematch against a talented Wizards District Gaming team in our first 5v5 competition of the 2024 NBA2K League season.”

In last year’s inaugural Corridor Cup, CLTX Center, Colt (Jhade Black), dominated the boards finishing with a double-double to secure the win for CLTX, 58-50. Tickets for the Corridor Cup between CLTX and Wizards District Gaming can be reserved here.

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About Celtics Gaming
As the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Celtics Gaming is one of 25 member teams competing in the 2024 NBA 2K League season. Celtics Gaming’s 5-player roster competes as unique avatars, in both 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 modes across a mix of regular season games, tournaments, and playoffs. The 2024 NBA 2K League Season runs from February 28, 2024 through June 29, 2024 with weekly matchups streamed live on Twitch.tv/NBA2KLeague. For more information about Celtics Gaming visit CLTXGaming.com.

About Wizards District Gaming
Wizards District Gaming, owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, is part of the NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). The 2020 & 2021 champion team was launched in 2018, as an inaugural member of the league which features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Wizards District Gaming drafts and/or retains gamers as part of a team that competes as unique characters in 3v3 and 5v5 matchups against 25 other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. For more information about Wizards District Gaming, visit www.wizardsdg.com.

 

CONTACTS:

Jennifer Sparrow, Wizards District Gaming – jsparrow@monumentalsports.com
Christian Megliola, Boston Celtics – cmegliola@celtics.com
Taylor Kielpinski-Rogers, Boston Celtics – taylor@celtics.com
Caroline Weber, Boston Celtics – cweber@celtics.com

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