New venue to open for Inland Empire’s eSports community

The Inland Empire’s eSports community will finally have a place to call home with the grand opening of the “eSports Battleground” in Moreno Valley.

The Battleground is calling itself the Inland Empire’s first dedicated eSports venue and gaming community hub.

As featured on its website, logos for popular games such as Overwatch, NBA 2k, Madden, League of Legends and Call of Duty can be found and likely hint at the theme of possible events or tournaments the venue can showcase in the future.

For the venue’s grand opening on July 1, there will be an Injustice 2 tournament with a cash reward going out to first, second and third place winners. There is a $10 entry fee and a $10 venue fee.

Injustice 2 is a video game that pits superheroes and villans from the DC Universe like Batman, Superman, Harley Quinn and the Joker against each other.

What else will the event bring to the table for the grand opening? The event will feature a gaming chair giveaway, photo opportunities with the DeLorean and free tacos from World Famous Tacos.


NBA 2K: Sign-ups for weekend tournament

Want to compete in the NBA 2k eLeague in the future?

Scouts for the NBA eSports teams are expected to have their eyes set on the ProAM  Tournament hosted by 2K Tournaments this weekend, June 9-11.

A tournament will be held for both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

There is a $65 tournament entry fee but the prize pool is listed to be as much as $1,400 if the bracket features 32 teams for a console.

All games played on the final two days of the event will be streamed on the official 2K Tournament channel. Sign up here to enter.


2 Games Between 6pm-1am est. Scheduled by Famous & 2KT Staff
2 Games Between 6pm-1am est. Scheduled by Famous & 2KT Staff
Championship Match Scheduled by Famous & 2KT Staff

(All events scheduled by Famous Enough and the 2KT Staff)


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Covering eSports and the NBA 2k eLeague?

I have had the urge to pick up something new and provide coverage for it. Among the ideas that have come to mind is eSports.

The latest niche in sports, believe it or not. 

With the fans of video games filling up venues to watch gamers compete in leagues and tournaments on games such as Call of Duty, Overwatch and League of Legends.

Speaking of leagues, the one I am most interested in covering would be the NBA 2K eLeague.

The league that was announced in February is the first to be operated by one of the four major pro sports leagues in North America.

While there might be questions left unanswered, having the NBA to back the eLeague will give it a good chance of becoming the new big thing in eSports.

The 2k league will have 17 of the NBA’s 30 teams represented in 2018 for the inaugural season including the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The teams are reportedly paying close to $750,000 for a three-year commitment to take part in the new venture, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and the Minnesota Timberwolves are among the 13 teams not participating in the first season.

Since I started following gamers and personalities on Twitter, it has become clear the announcement of the new league has motivated the community with the goal of becoming drafted by an organization.

While the league is still getting off the ground, gamers have taken it upon themselves to prepare and showcase their abilities by teaming up with friends, streaming gameplay and competing in tournaments hosted by MPBA2KT.

The only question remaining is whether you would like to see coverage of the NBA 2k eLeague and other eSports. Let me know. I would like to hear from you.