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Magic Gaming and AdventHealth partner to bring health expertise to esports players and fans

Magic Gaming has announced a partnership with AdventHealth to become its official health care provider with a focus on the overall health of professional and non-professional gaming athletes.

AdventHealth Medical Group’s Dr. Sean McCann says Esports gamers, like other professional athletes, need mental dexterity, flexibility training, stress-management, good nutrition and sleep to perform well.

“As medical providers, we’re focused on delivering care to Magic Gaming players that’s centered on whole-person health – just as we are for all our patients at AdventHealth,” he said.

McCann claimed that esports players can make up to 500 motions per minute with their hands, which can cause injuries to both their joints and wrists. There’s also a potential risk of back and neck pain, and eye strain.

With the announcement, AdventHealth now becomes the official health partner of all four of the Orlando Magic entities: Orlando Magic (NBA), Lakeland Magic (NBA G League), Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) and Magic Gaming (NBA 2K League).

"Magic Gaming is thrilled to have AdventHealth join our partnership family," said Orlando Magic Senior Vice President of Strategy & Innovation Jay Riola.

“AdventHealth is one of the most forward-thinking, innovative health organizations, and we are eager to learn from their expertise to help improve our players’ performance and health. Just like in traditional sports, we believe developing healthier habits is key to building success in Esports, and we look forward to strengthening and energizing our community and our team."

With the season beginning earlier this week, AdventHealth will have a strong, visual in-game presence in support of Magic Gaming. The two organisations will also partner on upcoming philanthropic opportunities and continue their efforts to inspire health and wellness to fans and the broader community.

“AdventHealth is proud to be a longstanding partner of the Orlando Magic organization, its players and fans. This expanded partnership with Magic Gaming is a natural next step as we continue to innovate, and deliver a unique health care model that brings the latest in sports-science and our philosophy of whole-person health,” said Sharon Line Clary, vice president of strategic marketing and communications at AdventHealth.

As part of the deal, AdventHealth will become the front jersey sponsor for Magic Gaming, which recently added the final elements to their roster during the 2021 player draft. The team selected Josue “FutureClutch” Acosta Gomez in the second round (31st pick) and Jackson “Potts” Potts in the third round (45th pick) of the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft. AdventHealth physicians played a crucial role by meeting with players to conduct medical evaluations and provide nutritional guidance in preparation for the new season.

Magic Gaming is one of 23 teams across the country competing in the NBA 2K League, a professional esports league that began play in May 2018. The league features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Magic Gaming’s six-man roster competes as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments, and playoffs.