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Wednesday, June 19 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The NBA 2K League: Building an Esports Community

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he NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., launched in 2018 and features 21 teams and the best 126 NBA 2K players in the world. Join NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Zach Leonsis for a fireside chat about launching the first esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league, growing the league’s audience domestically and internationally, and driving diversity and inclusion.

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Scott Cole

Broadcaster, NBA 2K League
Play-by-Play Voice of the NBA2KLEAGUE.

Speakers
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Brendan Donohue

Managing Director, NBA 2K League
As Managing Director of the NBA 2K League, Brendan Donohue is responsible for overseeing the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league. Donohue, a sports industry veteran with more than two decades of experience in team and league operations, manages... Read More →
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Zachary Leonsis

Senior VP, Strategic Initiatives, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Zachary Leonsis is senior vice president of strategic initiatives for Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), a multi-platform sports, media, entertainment, and technology company located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. MSE is best known for its fanfacing brands which include... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Starr Foundation