Orlando Magic Set to Host Magic Gaming Night on Tuesday at Amway Center

Josh Cohen
Digital News Manager

This special night will be filled with unique in-game events such as trivia and opportunities to learn more about your favorite Magic Gaming players

ORLANDO - If you are a big gamer and plan to be at Tuesday’s Orlando Magic versus Cleveland Cavaliers matchup at Amway Center, then you are in luck.

That’s because it’s Magic Gaming Night, where NBA 2K will meet reality.

Throughout the night, there will be a variety of video and in-game features, including 2K image player intro graphics of the Magic’s players, Magicvision halftime NBA 2K trivia, Magic players sharing their favorite video games, and much more.

There also will be special giveaways, including Magic Gaming apparel and copies of the NBA 2K game.

The entire Magic Gaming team, consisting of General Manager and Head Coach Jonah Edwards, assistant coach Justin Stemerman and players Joshua “unguardable” Hunter, Robert “May” May, Matthew “Matty” Grant, Jarvis “Simptoms” Thompson, and Devin “Scoreo” Lawrence, will be there to share in the fun and celebrate the growth of the NBA 2K League.

 “We’re beyond excited to be able to attend Magic Gaming Night,” Edwards said. “It’s an honor for the Magic to give us a platform to engage with the city of Orlando and showcase what the team does.”

The Magic are one of only six NBA teams this season hosting an NBA 2K-themed night, with the others being the Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, and Milwaukee Bucks.

If you play NBA 2K, you know that virtual ball and real-time ball aren’t that much different.

In both, you must execute on both ends of the floor, make smart decisions with the basketball, be fundamentally sound, and play with tremendous energy and tenacity.

Those less familiar with 2K will gain a greater appreciation for all that during Magic Gaming Night. 

Magic Gaming is currently in the middle of its sixth season in the NBA 2K League. They were one of the original 17 teams to participate, with there now being 25 pro teams involved – 22 being affiliated with an NBA franchise.

Last year, Magic Gaming went on an historic late-season run to qualify for the playoffs in both 3v3 and 5v5 modes. It was their first ever postseason appearance.

All NBA 2K League games air on both Twitch and YouTube. The season this year runs from March to August, with the first portion of the year dedicated solely to 3v3 and the second half to 5v5.