Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine to Provide Care to Cavs Legion Players
Care Designed to Optimize Performance and Mitigate Esports-Related Injury
Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine have teamed up to provide Cavs Legion players with comprehensive care specific to the needs of an esports athlete.
“As with traditional athletes, esports athletes have unique sport-specific training and injury prevention needs,” said Dominic King, D.O., director of the Esports Medicine program at Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine. “Our Esports Medicine team is focused on the treatment and prevention of esports-related injuries, as well as protecting and enhancing the health, wellness and performance of all esports athletes. By teaming up with the Cavs Legion, we have a great opportunity to make a positive impact in this emerging field of esports.”
The team will have access to the highest quality of care and medical services through the Cleveland Clinic Esports Medicine program that prevent, evaluate and manage esports-related injuries. Experts will also assess and analyze neurocognitive and psychomotor skills and abilities, optimize ergonomic impacts of gaming peripherals and address team and psychological dynamics related to esports.
“We’re fortunate to have a global healthcare leader right in our backyard,” said Cavs Legion Head Coach Austin Peterson. “We jumped at the opportunity to partner with Cleveland Clinic and its Esports Medicine program to take advantage of their innovative technologies and regimens. The NBA 2K League season is a grind. We’re excited for what Dr. King and their team of doctors and experts can bring to the table to help mitigate the physical and mental toll that it takes on our players, while also optimizing performance as well.”
Cavs Legion was one of the 17 inaugural teams to join the NBA 2K League in 2018. The league has since grown to 23 teams – 22 of which are affiliated with an NBA organization, as well as 2020 expansion team, the Gen. G Tigers of Shanghai, the league’s first team from outside North America.
About Cavs Legion GC
Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC) is the Cleveland Cavaliers affiliate in the NBA 2K League co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. The NBA 2K League features the best NBA 2K players in the world competing as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against other teams in a mix of regular season games, tournaments and playoffs. Cavs Legion is part of Rock Entertainment Group, which also includes the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, Cleveland Monsters of the AHL, the Canton Charge of the NBA G League, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Legion Lair Lit by TCP home of Cavs Legion in Cleveland, and Cleveland Clinic Courts – the Cavaliers’ training and development center in Independence, Ohio. Learn more at CavsLegion.com and follow the team on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @CavsLegionGC.
About Legion Lair Lit by TCP
Legion Lair Lit by TCP is the new state-of-the-art esports center of Cavs Legion GC, the NBA 2K League team of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The over 2,700 square foot venue is in the Battery Park neighborhood near downtown Cleveland and features top 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. Legion Lair Lit by TCP is open to the public for a full calendar of organized gaming competitions, tournaments and events throughout the year. To stay up to date on upcoming tournaments and events at Legion Lair Lit by TCP, as well as to book a group outing at the facility, visit CavsLegion.com/LegionLair. Also be sure to follow the venue @LegionLairTCP and the team @CavsLegionGC.
About the NBA 2K League
The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 23 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Dash Radio, DoorDash, ESRevolution, Loco, Mondelēz International, Raynor Gaming, SAP, SCUF Gaming, Snickers, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sport1, Twitch, Wilson and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.
About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic – now in its centennial year – is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 70,800 employees worldwide are more than 4,660 salaried physicians and researchers, and 18,500 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 19 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2020, there were 8.7 million total outpatient visits, 273,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 217,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.