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Knights Drop Knight Commander Collection on ThetaDrop

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Digital art collaboration with artist Stephen Holding

PITTSBURGH, APRIL 8, 2022 – The Knights are proud to announce their Knight Commander Collection in collaboration with ThetaLabs and Stephen Holding. Launching today at 4pm EST and available for purchase in the ThetaDrop Marketplace, this artist-driven series will combine collectible Knights brand visual elements, special one-of-a-kind branded merchandise, and unique experiential activation opportunities for the Theta community.

This unique artist collaboration, featuring original commissioned digital artwork, is with Brooklyn-based artist, Stephen Holding. As a senior graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist, he has 20 years of experience designing artwork for some of the world’s best brands, including Nike, NBCUniversal, IBM, HBO, Converse, Reebok, Pershing, The United Nations, The NFL, and others. 

The artwork is not the only exciting part of this collection – each digital collectible comes with access to a cache of utilities. These perks include access to an exclusive community, private game-nights, a closed group AMA with Knights’ strategic advisor Wiz Khalifa, an opportunity to play Rocket League with Wiz, and special airdrops of merch and tickets and more.

I’m excited to launch this exclusive artist-driven NFT series,” Knights Director of Business Development Matt Roche said. “They allow gaming fans to connect with the gaming world in a new way by purchasing artwork that puts a creative spin on the virtual worlds that they love in a distinct style that speaks to gamers. We also think the Knight Commander is a fun and unique way to introduce people to the Knights – both our aesthetic and our story

The Knight Commander will be available for purchase in a closed pack where the image is revealed upon “opening”. No two in the 1,250-piece collection are alike and some pieces will feature more rare elements than others.

The Knights are also launching a limited-run merch collection featuring clothing and accessories inspired by this artwork, available on store.knights.gg

ABOUT STEPHEN HOLDING

Stephen Holding is a senior graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He has 20 years of experience designing artwork for some of the world’s best brands, including Nike, NBCUniversal, IBM, HBO, Converse, Reebok, Pershing, The United Nations, The NFL, The Knights, and more. Throughout his career, he’s developed a wide array of new approaches and problem-solving techniques that he brings to every project, every challenge, and with each team he collaborates with. Learn more at holdingstudios.com

ABOUT THETA NETWORK

Theta Labs pioneered Theta Network, the next-generation video and entertainment blockchain, and THETA.tv, a leading decentralized live streaming platform. Theta infrastructure enables existing video platforms to drive incremental revenues and reduce content delivery CDN costs while end-users are rewarded for sharing their bandwidth to relay video on any PC, mobile, Smart TV, or IoT device. Most recently, the company launched ThetaDrop NFT marketplace in partnership with the World Poker Tour, Katy Perry, Entain Group (partypoker), Jukin Media, and Fuse Media aiming to disrupt the digital collectibles industry.

Theta’s enterprise validator and governance council are led by global leaders including Google, Samsung, Sony, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Binance, Blockchain Ventures, DHVC, and gumi. Theta leverages its user base of millions of viewers on THETA.tv to seed its peer-to-peer video network along with premium content partnerships with Lionsgate, MGM Studios, NASA, and others. Popular video platforms integrated with Theta infrastructure include CONtv Anime, World Poker Tour, Cinedigm, Samsung VR, GameTalkTalk, MovieBloc, Ultra, GFUEL, and other OTT media, entertainment, and live streaming services. Strategic corporate investors include Samsung NEXT, Sony Innovation Fund, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and Silicon Valley VCs including DCM and Sierra Ventures. Learn more at thetalabs.org

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The Pittsburgh Knights are a global esports organization headquartered in Pittsburgh. Since launching in 2017, the Knights have focused on entertaining fans, sharing esports, and bringing people together. They solidified their spot in the City of Champions by partnering with six-time Super Bowl winners the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018. Since then, Pittsburgh-native and multi-platinum recording artist Wiz Khalifa has come on board as a strategic partner. Adding to their troop is Pittsburgh Penguins’ alternate captain Evgeni Malkin – 3-time Stanley Cup winner. To cap off their powerhouse group, they brought on Mexico City-based media fund MX LATAM in 2019. Officially recognized by Pittsburgh as a premier team, they have partnered with the most talented, innovative, and prestigious sports and entertainment industry leaders – both in the city and around the world.

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