Today, the BIG3 announced a partnership with Microsoft for the 2021 BIG3 SuperDraft that will take place this Monday, June 14 at 5pm PT/8pm ET at the Microsoft Lounge in Los Angeles.
Kicking off its partnership with the popular AI-powered social media platform, the draft will air live on Triller and FITE TV ahead of the 2021 season with SuperDraft serving as the title partner for event.
As the previous 2019 champion and runner up, Triplets and Killer 3s will bring back their entire roster as stated in league rules. The remaining ten teams will have two picks each following the lottery selections last week before the BIG3 Combine.
On site at the Microsoft Lounge in Los Angeles, the draft will be hosted by Chris McGee with Commissioner Clyde Drexler announcing the draft selections aside Ice Cube.
There will be additional analysis and commentary from Coaches and Players including Michael Cooper, Reggie Theus, Nick Young and Cuttino Mobley. BIG3 will also connect with Coaches, Player Captains and Draft picks around the country with Microsoft Teams.
Leveraging Microsoft Teams and Surface devices, the BIG3 will connect with Coaches, Player Captains and Draft picks around the country in a hybrid setting, with guests attending both virtually and in-person.
The Microsoft Lounge will provide a sports analyst studio experience. The room will be equipped with Surface Hubs, Microsoft Teams video feeds of draft picks will be shown on a 9.5 by 32 foot LED video gallery wall, and remote attendees will join in via Microsoft Surface Duo devices.
BIG3 is the official creator of the new global sport, FIREBALL3, and is returning for its fourth season on July 10, 2021 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The BIG3’s regular season will run in Las Vegas and New Orleans before the plays, consolation, and championship are played at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Known as a ground-breaking league that focuses on innovation, BIG3 implemented notable rule changes following the 2019 season which included lowering the minimum age of athletes from 27 to 22 and opening the league to all nonprofessional and professional athletes that want to try out.