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Oct 23, 2023

Basketball Queensland partnership with XP Esports for Under 18 State Championships

Basketball Queensland partnership with XP Esports for Under 18 State Championships

Basketball Queensland (BQ) has officially launched a partnership with XP Esports for the 2024 Under 18 State Championships on the Gold Coast. 

XP Esports hosts live, online events, leagues, and major events across multiple esports titles in Queensland and Australia. XP Esports will deliver an esports Championship for Basketball Queensland members at the Under 18 State Championships between 10 and 12 of January 2024. 

The tournament will be an NBA2K competition featuring players from associations over 3 exciting days. The first two days of competition will be the official group stage in which the top two players from each group will progress to an elimination final, held on day three. 

BQ General Manager of Basketball Operations, Todd Flahey, is thrilled to dive into this growing space and align esports with our tournament. 

“Esports is a really exciting space which has seen significant growth over the last five years. We love the idea of combining one of our biggest tournaments and providing an innovative way for more of our members to participate,” said Todd Flahey. 

This partnership is the first of its kind with BQ and could open the door for future stand-alone tournaments.  

The partnership has been strongly driven and supported by XP Esports Director of Events, Brodie Fisher. 

“Our team at XP Esports are beyond excited to begin this partnership with Basketball Queensland, breaking new ground for esports development in this state. XP Esports strongly believes that establishing structured pathways and partnerships through grassroots initiatives is key to building a strong future for competitive esports in Queensland, giving significant opportunities for players to excel in their passions”, said Brodie Fisher.

Alex Boyd, XP Esports Head of Technology and Events is thrilled about what lies ahead for this collaboration.

“XP Esports has consistently been at the forefront of esports growth here in Queensland, pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in esports events execution. We are thrilled to see where this partnership will go," said Alex Boyd.

BQ looks forward to launching this tournament and growing our esports presence in the future.

Nominations open on Friday 27th October 2023, stay tuned via BQ social channels for more.