Announcing the Capital Guardians Winter Spotlight

Wizards District Gaming is pleased to introduce the Capital Guardians Winter Spotlight presented by the DC Army National Guard. This online NBA 2K21 tournament on PlayStation 5 is one of just nine competitions on next gen consoles as a part of the NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series. The five players from the winning team of the Capital Guardians Winter Spotlight will automatically become draft-eligible for the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft, pending league approval.

“We are honored to be one of the teams selected by the NBA 2K League to host a next gen draft-eligible tournament,” said Andrew McNeill, Director of Esports at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “We were blown away by the gameplay in the District Gaming Classic earlier this fall and can’t wait to see what the competition for draft eligibility looks like on the new generation of consoles.”

Registration for the Capitals Guardians Winter Spotlight will open on December 30 when teams of five can sign up and play will begin on Saturday, January 9. Play will begin on January 9 and will conclude the following weekend with the tournament finals on January 17.

The DC Army National Guard is the presenting partner of the Capital Guardians Winter Spotlight and will have brand integration in all social graphics and Twitch livestreams. Select games from Capital Guardians Winter Spotlight will be streamed live on the Wizards District Gaming Twitch channel at

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Wizards District Gaming to present The Capital Guardians Winter Spotlight on NBA 2K21 on this next generation platform,” said SGT Jermaine Denee Bowens of the DC Army National Guard. “Whether it’s completing the mission or winning the game it takes hard work, dedication, and teamwork to be successful. We are excited to see what the competitors bring to the court in this year’s tournament.”

Exact timing for registration will be announced on Wizards District Gaming social channels @wizardsdg.


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About the DC Army National Guard

The District Of Columbia Army National Guard, is one component of The Army (which consists of the Active Army, the Army National Guard, and the Army Reserve). The D.C. Army National Guard has a unique Dual Mission that serves both State and Federal governments. Each state, territory, including the District of Columbia has its own National Guard. D.C. National Guard Citizen-Soldiers serve their country, state, and community on a part-time basis. The D.C. Army National Guard is the primary reserve military force, partly maintained by the states, but also available for federal use. The Guard answers the call, whether it’s here at home, or abroad training just one weekend per month, and one two-week period each year. During local emergencies, D.C. Army National Guard units assist residents endangered by storms, floods, fires and other disasters, as well as, major local events.