Check Out the 76ers Gaming Club’s Digital Court and Uniforms

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Actual basketball resumes on Thursday night, but if you can’t wait that long, you can watch the debut of the 76ers Gaming Club a little earlier that evening.

76ers GC will kick off the NBA’s inaugural 2K league with a triple-header against the Blazers, Raptors, and Magic, starting at 4 p.m. All competitions will take place at a New York City studio and will be broadcasted live on Twitch, a production that I guarantee will be more interesting than listening to Kevin McHale’s “color commentary.”

Ahead of Thursday’s debut, the Sixers rolled out the design of the digital court and uniforms:

I dig it. The logo on the shorts has a throwback vibe, reminds me of those Allen Iverson-era uniforms.

And just so we’re clear, these getups will be worn by the video game polygon creations. The players holding the controllers will not be wearing sleeveless jerseys and baggy shorts.

From the press release:

The digital uniforms and court for 76ers Gaming Club are a clean, yet bold representation of the 76ers GC brand with the visually-striking Liberty Bell-shaped ‘76’ at the forefront,” Philadelphia 76ers Chief Marketing Officer Katie O’Reilly said. “We have taken a contemporary approach to our historical basketball brand with 76ers GC. With the swoosh trailing the basketball in the ‘76’ logo on the court’s baselines and the team’s shorts, fans may notice the subtle nod to the ‘Black and Gold’ era uniforms of the 2000’s. The patriotic blue and red throughout completes the cutting-edge nature of the 76ersGC brand as it emerges in the NBA 2K League.”

And here’s what the digital court looks like:

Nice.

Thursday’s games are actually pool play in a league-wide kickoff tournament. The top eight teams advance to a playoff round and the top four will share a $100,000 prize.

Your team, your town, your 76ers GC is led by head coach Jeff Terrell, a former college point guard who played at Roane State and Murray State.

He’s got an interesting back story:

The Nashville, Tennessee native started playing NBA 2K after a car accident left him unable to exercise for eight months in 2015. Missing the sport of basketball, Terrell transitioned his game to esports as a point guard under the gamer tag “TheWhiteKite23.” On NBA 2K18’s Pro-Am scene, the 28-year-old developed into one of the better point guards in NBA 2K.

Terrell is working with this roster:

  • Ethan “Radiant” White
  • Antonio “Newdini” Newman
  • Mihad “IFEAST” Feratovic
  • Alexander “Steez” Bernstein
  • Tilton “xTFr3sHxX” Curry
  • Rashann “ZDS” Petty

I don’t know much about these guys, but they’d better not screw it up. If I see one lazy play, I want their ass on the bench.

Go GC.

 

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13 Comments

  • I’m a 4 for 4 guy-365 days a year May 1, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Is cuz going to game 3?

    Reply
  • Two in the Klink, One in the Stink May 1, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Klinker, what are your thoughts about this?

    Reply
    • Kevin Kinkead May 1, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      about what

      Reply
  • Take it you old hag May 1, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    So how soon til I can get a shitty knockoff from Kyyyyle??

    Reply
  • Guesty McGuest May 1, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Will Kelce be ringing the bell?

    Reply
  • Yo kinker, May 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I want my fucking money by Friday. You bought the boy you pay the price.

    Reply
    • JAMAAL May 1, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      He’s busy buying supplies. It’s a big responsibility to keep an african american 6 year old in his basement.

      Reply
      • Kinker don’t shovel coal May 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm

        He only likes tow-headed white boys. 6-8 years old.

        Reply
  • Everyone May 1, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    What does any of this even mean?

    Reply
    • BigShot May 1, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      Who gives a fuck? NOT a real sport and NONE of these guys can get laid…..

      Reply
      • Chet May 1, 2018 at 4:55 pm

        You two donkey dicks couldn’t get laid in a morgue!

        Reply
        • Charles from the northeast May 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm

          Nice of you to steal a line from the 1985 movie: Weird Science.

          OK OK !

          Reply
  • Esports are the Present May 2, 2018 at 12:39 am

    Damn, this league debuts that soon? I’m really worried there won’t be enough pussy in Philly for the rest of us.

    Reply
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