Hawks Talon Gaming creates new state-of-the-art ‘Gaming House’ inside State Farm Arena

ATLANTA — State Farm Arena has a new addition – a huge new room dedicated to Atlanta’s NBA 2K League affiliate team.

Hawks Talon Gaming, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, has created their new ‘Gaming House’ for the upcoming NBA 2K League regular season.

The room is located on fifth floor of State Farm Arena and has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook downtown Atlanta. The Hawks Talons will use this specially-designed room for team practices and remote competition.

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The 4,172 square feet room features a Hawks Talon logo on the backwall and customized team branding and graphics.

The Gaming House features six PlayStation 5 digital edition consoles and six gaming stations in a semi-circle setup “to increase overall communication.” In addition, the space has six lockers with custom name plates for each player.


“We couldn’t have asked for a better space for our team this year,” said Hawks Talon Gaming Team Manager and Head Coach Wesley Acuff. “While we do our competitions on the virtual court with the best of the best, it is important we put ourselves in a place that optimizes our performance for both practices and remote competition.”

The Gaming House also has four individual streaming stations and two 75-inch TVs that will give players an opportunity rewatch and study their moves. A ping-pong table completes the space.

The Hawks also announced that Janice Koon, who worked previously as the Vice President of G League Operations overseeing the College Park Skyhawks, has officially added responsibilities to lead Hawks Talon Gaming.

“We are thrilled to continue investing in Hawks Talon by creating this new space for them inside of State Farm Arena,” said Hawks’ Vice President of G League and 2K League Operations Janice Koon. “We are grateful for the collaboration between our creative team and building operations team who worked diligently to get the Gaming House completed in time for the upcoming season.”


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