Legion Lair Lit by TCP Now Open!
Cavs Legion and City of Cleveland Team Up for Weekly
Cleveland Rec Esports Club at Legion Lair
2v2 NBA 2K Tournament
Hot Pockets Battle for The Land Tips Off
Full Calendar of Public Events – Sign-Ups Now Open!
Legion Lair Lit by TCP, the new state-of-the-art esports center of Cavs Legion GC, the NBA 2K League team of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is now open, wired and ready for wall-to-wall gaming action. A special opening ceremony and ribbon cutting was held earlier today at the facility in Cleveland’s Battery Park neighborhood. Those in attendance included members of the Cavaliers, Cavs Legion and NBA 2K League business office, officials from the City of Cleveland and other civic leaders, executives from TCP, the entitlement partner of the facility and many others.
The over 2,700 square foot venue with views to Edgewater Beach features state-of-the-art gaming technology, full-service broadcast capabilities to produce livestream and content, as well as amenities to create a comprehensive esports and gaming experience unlike any other in Northeast Ohio. The center will be open to the public for a full calendar of organized gaming competitions, tournaments and events.
The first open event is the upcoming Hot Pockets Battle for the Land, a 2v2 NBA2K tournament, on December 20th. Interested competitors can sign-up for the event at CavsLegion.com. The winning two-man team will receive a cash prize.
“Gaming is for anyone and everyone from anywhere. From esports enthusiasts to beginners or those who haven’t picked up a controller in decades, this will be “home” for every person who has an interest in gaming or just wants to learn more about it,” said Len Komoroski, Cavaliers CEO. “We are excited to open the doors and provide Cleveland, Northeast Ohio and the region with a unique place to compete, create and celebrate the world of competitive gaming.”
Cavs Legion also announced Thursday an exciting new partnership with the City of Cleveland to launch the new Cleveland Rec Esports Club at the Legion Lair Lit by TCP. The first-of-its-kind club will group local youth together in teams to compete in weekly NBA 2K and Rocket League matchups. The program will also place an emphasis on introducing future career path opportunities that exist in the esports industry and beyond. From special guest speakers, to hands-on educational activities and more, the club will introduce the group to the thriving professional fields of game design, videography and photography, information technology, esports marketing, broadcasting, journalism and much more. The initial phase of the after-school program will welcome 25 local youth gamers between the ages of 14 and 18 to the facility multiple days a week with transportation coordinated by the Cleveland Rec Centers.
“The Cleveland Rec Esports Club provides Cleveland’s youth with a chance to connect in a safe and fun environment, but also highlight career options in-game design, videography, esports marketing and more that are available in the City of Cleveland,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Our partnership with Cavs Legion is one of the many ways we are working to ensure that residents and our youth are fully immersed and engaged in the city’s growing technology industry.”
It was also announced that TCP is the entitlement partner of Legion Lair Lit by TCP. The Cleveland-based lighting manufacture will produce the facility smart lighting system, which can transition to different tones and color schemes to set the mood and limit eye strain. “Walking into Legion Lair is a completely immersive media experience and the lighting inside is critical to creating a comfortable and sustainable environment for top gaming performance,” said Ellis Yan, TCP founder and CEO. “We are happy to provide that and work side-by-side with Cavs Legion to open the doors to this great new facility in our shared hometown of Cleveland.”
In addition to the lighting by TCP, the latest professional gaming setups, hardware and equipment will be utilized throughout the new center for practice, competition and content creation. Features include:
- Twenty-six gaming stations each featuring Alienware and MSI gaming desktops, Raynor gaming chairs, SteelSeries peripherals, portable WebAround green screens and more.
- Centralized within the venue is a two-tier stage designed for a six-versus-six competitive gaming setup. The stage is against the backdrop of a 16-foot-long by 5-feet-high borderless video wall display that has the flexibility for zoned or multi-window layouts.
- Two sound-proof streaming pods branded by Kent State Esports that feature advanced production streaming equipment powered by Alienware for around-the-clock content creation.
- A confessional-booth style content studio featuring an immersive video production backdrop, as well as some of the best broadcast and lighting equipment available to the market.
- An Everstream internet network capable of download speeds upwards of five GB/S for a zero-lag gaming and streaming experience.
To stay up to date on upcoming tournaments and events at Legion Lair, as well as to book a group outing at the facility, visit CavsLegion.com. The address to the Legion Lair is 7524 Father Frascati, Cleveland, OH 44102.