MSE to Host Team Liquid at MedStar Wizards District Gaming Studio For Fortnite World Cup QualifierMay 7, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment will host Team Liquid’s Thomas “72hrs” Mulligan and Noah “Vivid” Wright at MedStar Wizards District Gaming Studio during the Fortnite World Cup Qualifier May 4 through June 15.
Team Liquid’s players will be competing in qualifier events every Saturday and Sunday beginning May 4 in addition to practicing and streaming every Thursday and Friday through June 15 from MSE’s world class esports facility located adjacent to Capital One Arena. Vivid has qualified for the World Cup’s solo competition and the pair will be looking to qualify as a duo.
“Team Liquid has a world class Fornite lineup, and we’re cheering on our athletes to dominate this upcoming World Cup,” said Steve Arhancet, Co-CEO and Owner of Team Liquid. “We can’t think of a better training environment than with our partners and champions at Monumental and their superb facilities at MSE.”
MSE is a co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in Team Liquid. In 2018, MSE and aXiomatic invested in Epic games, publisher of Fortnite. MSE also owns and operates NBA 2K League franchise Wizards District Gaming.
Fortnite’s World Cup event features a prize pool of $30 million, the largest in esports history.
“We are thrilled to host Team Liquid as they compete in the Fortnite World Cup Qualifier,” Zach Leonsis, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said. “This is a shining example of our partnership and investment in Team Liquid and exemplifies MSE’s overall commitment to esports on a global level.”
Team Liquid players will be playing and streaming on Alienware computers and Alienware 240hz monitors at MedStar Wizards District Gaming Studio during the qualifier. The Fortnite World Cup will be streamed on Fortnite’s official Twitch channel. The qualifying period lasts a total of 10 weeks and the highest ranked players in each region will advance to the Fortnite World Cup Finals.
About Monumental Sports & Entertainment:
Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), located in Washington, D.C., is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven professional sports teams: the 2018 Arena Football League champion Washington Valor, AFL’s Baltimore Brigade, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, NBA 2K League’s Wizards District Gaming, the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The company is also co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid, and owns and operates Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and EagleBank Arena on George Mason University’s campus. In conjunction with the District of Columbia and Events DC, MSE is a partner in a new sports and entertainment facility in Southeast DC on the St. Elizabeth’s East campus that opened in September 2018. Facility highlights include MedStar Wizards Performance Center, the brand-new training facility for the Wizards, Go-Go and Mystics, and a 4,200-seat arena which will serve as the new home of the Mystics and Go-Go. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also co-owns and operates Monumental Sports Network (MSN) with the NBC Sports Group. MSN is the mid-Atlantic region’s top destination for exclusive fan experiences and original sports content across desktop, tablet, mobile and OTT streaming devices. Visit www.monumentalsports.com.
About Team Liquid:
Team Liquid was founded in 2000 and has evolved into one of the leading international multigame esports teams with training centers in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Los Angeles, California. Team Liquid has over 65 athletes competing across 17 distinct games, including all major esports titles, such as DOTA 2, League of Legends, CS:GO, Fortnite, PUBG Apex Legends and more. Led by Co-CEOs Steve Arhancet and Victor Goossens, Team Liquid is one of the most successful esports teams in the Western market in terms of competitive achievement and fan engagement across multiple sports. For more information check out teamliquid.com or follow us on Twitter at @TeamLiquid
In addition to the premier esports team franchise, Liquid Enterprises operates various business units created to compliment its esports athletic brand. This includes influencer management agency, Liquipedia, Liquid Media, and 1UP Studios, the full service production company known for its high-quality esports documentary style filmmaking, and creative commercial content.
Controlling interest in Team Liquid was recently purchased by esports ownership group, aXiomatic. aXiomatic leadership includes Co-Executive Chairmen Peter Guber, Ted Leonsis, Jeff Vinik and Bruce Karsh who together represent an unparalleled team of sports, technology, entertainment and investment industry titans.