Connectivity Solutions Supplier Becomes First Partner Exclusive to Hornets Venom GT

July 19, 2023 Hornets Venom GT, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, announced today a multi-year partnership with Charlotte-based Neutrik Americas, a leading supplier of professional connectivity solutions. The collaboration marks the first partnership that is exclusive to Hornets Venom GT and will help ensure reliable, robust connectivity for the multitude of electronic equipment utilized by the esports team.

“We’re happy to welcome Neutrik Americas as our first partner that is exclusive to Hornets Venom GT, and we are particularly thrilled about what this strategic partnership means for the future of our team,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment Chief Revenue Officer Jacob Gallagher. “As we’ve seen in recent years, esports is one of the fastest growing entertainment vehicles in the world, making reliable connectively more vital than ever. Neutrik’s support will help propel our NBA 2K League team forward and enhance the overall online experience for our players and fans.”

In addition to being designated a Proud Partner of Hornets Venom GT, Neutrik becomes the entitlement sponsor of the team’s gaming studio, with branding elements featured in-studio and at future in-person activations. The deal also features in-game virtual branding elements, including courtside LED signage, and a Neutrik-sponsored “Venom GT Wins” social media series.

“Neutrik Americas has been providing connectivity to gaming spaces of all sizes for years,” said Stacy Kaskon, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Neutrik Americas. “This next step made sense and we are so excited to support our local NBA 2K team. We can’t wait to see what this winning combination will bring to the game.”

To tip off the strategic partnership, Neutrik Americas Senior Customer Solution Engineer Mark Boyadjian took part in a discussion about the evolution of esports at a Buzz City Exchange event held at Spectrum Center prior to Hornets Venom GT’s live, in-person game on June 26. Boyadjian shared, “With gaming and esports growth set to reach and exceed the numbers experienced by traditional sports, partnering with Hornets Venom GT was a no-brainer. Neutrik connectivity technology provides the high-performance and low latency that the competitive gaming community needs.”