2K Empire Classic tips off on Saturday


November 5, 2019

PRINCETON, N.J. – Georgetown and Central Arkansas will tip off the 25th annual 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday in the Washington Regional Round at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

In all, eight Regional Round games will be played, two each at Georgetown, No. 4 Duke, Texas, and California, between Saturday and Nov. 18.

The 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project (@EmpireClassicBB) is highlighted by Duke meeting Cal and Georgetown taking on Texas in the semifinals of the Championship Rounds presented by Continental Tire at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Nov. 21. The consolation game and championship game will be played the following night.

This will mark the 22nd year that The World’s Most Famous Arena will host the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets for the Championship Rounds can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. All four games of the Championship Rounds will air on ESPN networks.

Joining Duke, Georgetown, Texas, Cal, and Central Arkansas in the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project are California Baptist, Georgia State, and Prairie View A&M. These three, along with Central Arkansas, will play two road games and meet in the Subregional Rounds at CBU on Nov. 22-23. In the Subregional Round semifinals, Georgia State will play Prairie View A&M while the host Lancers will take on Central Arkansas.

The complete schedule for the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project can be found here.

About the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project
First played in 1995, the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project is acclaimed as college basketball’s premier early-season tournament. Featuring teams from across the nation, the 2K Empire Classic annually attracts the top programs in the sport. Four teams from the most prestigious conferences in the country host a pair of games at home in addition to playing the Championship Rounds at the World’s Most Famous Arena – New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

About 2K
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock, Borderlands, and XCOM franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the innovative Evolve, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com.

About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project (@wwp) is the beneficiary of the 2K Empire Classic. With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury – from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.

About the Gazelle Group
The 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project is produced by the Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the Roman Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper, the Gotham Classic, the Sunshine Slam, and the College Basketball Invitational. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit gazellegroup.com.

About the Northeast Conference
The Northeast Conference (NEC) is the sponsoring conference of the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. Entering its 39th season, the NEC is a NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 11 institutions of higher learning located throughout seven states. For more information on the NEC, visit the official website at www.northeastconference.org or follow on Twitter @NECsports.

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