Magic Gaming and locally-owned and operated Papa John’s in Central Florida will team up for a first-of-its-kind partnership in the NBA 2K League offering fans a winning combination – the Papa John’s MGWIN promotion. The promotion offers Central Florida fans 50 percent off their regular menu price online order the day after any Magic Gaming victory when they enter the promo code ‘MGWIN’ at PapaJohns.com. The Papa John’s MGWIN offer will be available for all Magic Gaming matchups during the 2019 NBA 2K League season. Magic Gaming plays again Wednesday, May 15 when they take on Pistons GT. The game will be livestreamed on the league’s Twitch channel. Magic Gaming has played five of its 16 regular season games and currently stands at 2-3 (4-2 in tournament play).
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Young and Doncic prefer lighter topics when they chat — like video games. “He’s all about Fortnite, and I’m not,” Young said. He added that he was “more of a 2K guy,” in reference to the popular NBA 2K franchise. “I play the sports games, and he plays Fortnite,” Young continued. “I think we’re just a little different.”
The NBA 2K League will have $1.2 million in its prize pool for the 2019 season, up $200,000 from the inaugural season last year. Players will receive a base salary of $33,000 for a six-month commitment, with up to $38,000 for players retained from the 2018 season. Meanwhile, the prize pool will be spread out over four tournaments and the league playoffs, with $120,000 up for grabs in the season-opening “THE TIPOFF” tournament. “THE TURN” and “THE TICKET” tournaments each will have $180,000 available in prize money, while the league playoffs will be worth $720,000.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., the company responsible for the NBA 2K video game franchise, and the NBA and NBPA announced on Tuesday that they agreed to a new licensing agreement. The $1.1 billion, seven-year deal will allow Take-Two’s 2K Studios to continue making the video game series that has become a best seller across all genres over the past few years.
This new deal is more than double the amount of the previous licensing agreement that the groups put together in 2011. Licensing agreements for sports leagues for games typically range from 10% to 15% of the game’s revenue. Take-Two does not release the revenue for individual games, but analysts’ estimates lead them to believe this deal is on the higher side of those numbers.