Former NBA MVP Kevin Garnett Invests in Triumph Esports

By: Bryce L. Jackson

Former NBA Champion and MVP Kevin Garnett has invested in Triumph Esports. The investment was made through Garnett’s Big Ticket Sports LLC, his experiential sports company that run Hoop-It-Up Basketball and Kick It Soccer. Triumph Esports is also an experiential sport company that runs Rivalcade as well as Triumph Gaming. Triumph Gaming fields teams in Overwatch’s Contenders Division, Apex Legends, and Team Fight Tactics.

Our relationship with Triumph Esports is a natural fit as we look to showcase and elevate shared lifestyle experiences through competition, content and live events. Our vision is to create unique experiences that impact our fans across a variety of passion points.
— Kevin Garnett via ESPN Esports
We are very excited to work with Hoop It Up as they converge basketball, music, esports and the urban lifestyle at their events,” O’Leary said in a statement. “We look forward to working together to engage our fans and players in new, collaborative and creative ways
— Scott O'Leary, CEO of Triumph

Kevin Garnett is the newest former NBA Player investing in esports alongside Shaquille O’Neal with NRG Esports, Rick Fox co-founder of EchoFox, and Earvin “Magic'“ Johnson with Team Liquid.