GOLDEN GUARDIANS AND WARRIORS GAMING SQUAD ENTER STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH PIVOT AGENCY
PIVOT To Serve As Agency Of Record For GSW Esports Brands
PLAYA VISTA, CALIF. – The Golden Guardians (GG) and Warriors Gaming Squad (WGS), the esports affiliates of the Golden State Warriors, have entered a strategic partnership with PIVOT Agency for business development and partner acquisition. Under this agreement, PIVOT Agency will support the Golden Guardians by developing partner-based deals on big ticket items including team naming rights, facility partnerships, and more.
“As our esports brands continue to grow, so do the opportunities for new and impactful partnerships,” said Warriors Senior Vice President of Franchise Development Chris Murphy. “We’re eager to work with PIVOT to secure impactful and intentional partnerships, including the naming rights for our new, state-of-the-art facility.”
In November 2022, the Warriors held an official grand opening event for their new 10,742 square-foot esports facility located in Playa Vista, a neighborhood in the west side of Los Angeles. The state-of-the-art facility features the Warriors esports business offices, a training facility for players and coaches, a full creative studio buildout, and more.
“PIVOT is thrilled to partner with the Golden State Warriors’ esports teams, the Golden Guardians and Warriors Gaming Squad, in search for corporate partners,” said PIVOT’s Executive Vice President, Property Sales Patrick Cassidy. “We are excited for the opportunity to leverage our experience in both the esports and naming rights sponsorship space to secure the right brand partnership for this innovative and successful organization with the first time offering a comprehensive platform inclusive of team and venue naming rights.”
This announcement marks an expansion of Golden State’s multi-year partnership with PIVOT Travel.
About the Golden Guardians
Founded in 2017, the Golden Guardians are an esports affiliate of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. The Bay Area-based organization currently sponsors professionals competing in League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and World of Warcraft. For more information on the Golden Guardians, visit goldenguardians.com.
About Warriors Gaming Squad
Founded in 2018, Warriors Gaming Squad is the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. WGS earned their first-ever NBA 2K League Finals berth in 2020 and in 2019 became the first team in league history to win multiple tournaments in the same season. For more information on Warriors Gaming Squad, visit warriorsgs.nba.com.
About PIVOT Agency
PIVOT Agency is a full-service sports marketing agency, built at the nexus of brands and culture, and forming alliances between consumer brands, athletes, sports, the arts, causes, business and media. Today it has grown into four (4) unique and successful divisions, encompassing Property Representation, Brand Consulting, Travel and Hospitality. PIVOT’s property division consults with top organizations in the sports and entertainment world including Golden State Warriors esports organization Golden Guardians and Warriors Gaming Squad, GF Sports & Entertainment, Pro Pickleball Association, Athletes Unlimited, Cedar Fair, OpTic Gaming, NRG, Spacestation Gaming, Illinois State University and a growing portfolio of professional and collegiate properties.
SOURCE: Christina Pederson (firstname.lastname@example.org)