Wizards District Gaming Head Coach Patrick Crossan answers your questions about the 2K League, WDG and the exciting world of esports
Searching for ways to improve your NBA 2K game? UAE-USA United and Monumental Sports & Entertainment are bringing expert advice from the coach of Wizards District Gaming straight to you. Tune in above to learn how to make the most of your 2K experience.
This innovative partnership aims to increase cultural understanding while harnessing the energy and creativity of the worldwide gaming community.
CONGRATULATIONS WIZARDS DISTRICT GAMING! Coming off a 13-3 record in the regular season, UAE-USA United partner Wizards District Gaming was crowned the 2020 NBA 2K League Champions after defeating Warriors Gaming Squad 3-1 in a best-of-five game series.
UAE-USA United has partnered with Wizards District Gaming to connect NBA 2K enthusiasts in the US, the UAE and around the world. You can learn more about the team’s victory here, and make sure to follow the latest Wizards DG news on Twitter and Instagram.
CAPS GAMING 3s CHALLENGE: UAE-USA United is proud to present the Caps Gaming 3s Challenge, a new competition for the 2020-2021 season. The Challenge will bring together 32 of the top 3's squads in the NHL gaming community for a double-elimination tournament, with $3,000 going to the winning team. Signups open on October 29 and the action begins on November 14.
Catch select games live on the Capitals' Twitch channel, and stay up to date on the latest action by visiting the Caps Gaming 3s Challenge tournament page!
Earlier this year, UAE-USA United presented a special Caps Gaming series as the Caps “virtually” played out their 2020 season on NHL 20. You can follow the latest with Caps Gaming on Twitch, Twitter and Instagram.
About Esports in the UAE
The UAE is fast becoming a hub for esports in the Middle East, a region where 65 percent of the population is under 30 and excitement about gaming is on the rise. Regional esports leaders like Power League Gaming and Nasr Esports are based in the UAE, and the nation has unveiled ambitious plans for a new stadium and a constant stream of events and tournaments.
In February 2020, the UAE hosted the GirlGamer World Finals, welcoming athletes from around the globe to the world’s largest female gaming festival. Contestants duked it out in League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. And in October 2019, the UK’s Insomnia gaming festival came to the Middle East for the first time, giving gamers in the UAE a chance to compete in tournaments, enjoy DJ sets and dabble in VR gaming.
These festivals come on the heels of the 2018 announcement of the construction of Dubai X-Stadium. The state-of-the-art facility will be the Middle East’s first dedicated esports stadium, establishing the UAE as a destination for top gaming events.