SACRAMENTO KINGS ANNOUNCE ESPORTS TOURNAMENT PLATFORM “THE REALM” IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RIVAL
Video Gaming Community Debuts with February 4th Tournament
NEW YORK, NY. (Jan. 30, 2023) – Today, the Sacramento Kings, in partnership with Rival, announced “The Realm,” an online community for gamers around the world to connect, compete and engage with the team.
“The Realm and our partnership with Rival gives us the opportunity to engage with fans beyond the Sacramento region,” said Kings President of Business Operations John Rinehart. “As esports continues to grow, we are excited to offer our gaming community a place to connect with each other and the Kings franchise.”
The Realm will host a number of online tournaments featuring various game titles such as NBA2K, Fortnite, Rocket League and more to help reach fans of all ages and interests. Programming will consist of monthly tournaments for fans to enter to win cash, experiences and prizes from the Sacramento Kings, Stockton Kings and Kings Guard Gaming.
On Saturday, February 4 at 10 a.m. PST, The Realm will host a free-to-enter tournament featuring Fall Guys, an online multiplayer obstacle course game. Fans can sign up until 9 a.m. PST on February 4 at Kings.com/TheRealm. The winner will receive a Kings City Edition jersey signed by Kings guard Davion Mitchell.
”We are thrilled to support the launch of ‘The Realm’ and welcome the Kings to the Rival platform,” said Rival CMO Dan Parise. “It’s exciting to see the organization continue to diversify the way they engage with their fans through initiatives like gaming.”
Rival powers the gaming communities of more than 45 partners worldwide, across sports properties, media, tech, and brands, including organizations across NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS and English Premier League.
For more information, visit Kings.com/TheRealm.