French organisation Warthox Esport and French basketball club Paris Basketball have joined forces for the 2020 season.
The partnership will see Warthox become the esports partner of Paris Basketball respectively.
Warthox will be in charge of the creation of Paris Basketball Gaming, an NBA 2K roster that will be competing in the French Pro-Am League among other competitions.
Lucas Poher, Founder and President of Warthox Esport, discussed the partnership in a release: “We are very happy to welcome Paris Basketball into our universe. This is a strong signal that demonstrates the rapid growth of Warthox over the last two years. This partnership, combining sport and esports, has been thought out and matured in order to give NBA 2K20 players every chance to shine in their next competitions.”
Alexandre “Heat21000” Rochko, Gregg “BartRetro” Vadius, Alge “Algebrike” Roi, Yairi “Yairi_” Ancori, Matan “1029384756” Alkobi, Antoine “B__Royy” Raclot, and Alexandre “Peschou_2k” Peschard will be the first five-man roster to represent Paris Basketball Gaming.
Paul Cachera, COO of Warthox, added: “Warthox’s goal is to ultimately become a reference on the French and European Esport scene. We have a lot to learn from Paris Basketball about their training practices, which also apply to esports”.
Esports Insider says: With both parties looking to expand their presence in the French esports space, the creation of Paris Basketball Gaming has the potential to cultivate new fans which is always a positive.