What is The Cage? aimed at bringing “one-on-one basketball back to the streets where it belongs.” The Cage is where the world’s toughest basketball players will get the opportunity to win $10,000 and bragging rights in Miami on Sept. 10.
The competition is inspired by venerable NYC venues and thus see’s five competitors competing in a King of The Court-style contest. The top two competitors will then advance to the finals where they will go head to head in a one-on-one battle with the winner being crowned the inaugural Cage Champion.
Where is this being held? All the court action will be held in Miami at The Underline’s Urban Gym Flex Court, sponsored by Swire Properties.
How can I watch? You can catch the action live via the Caffeine mobile app and/or at caf.tv/playmaker/t on the day of the event.
Playmaker and Edifier will give away state-of-the-art Edifier W240TN Noise Cancellation Earbuds to lucky winners on social media and during the event. Edifier will also showcase and give away its latest products and offer live music during the event, which will be available to the public.
Canadian hooper Matt Kiatipis, YouTube and Instagram star Alan “White Iverson” Palesano, TikTok sensation Nick Briz, and Miami natives Clint Noel and Tremayne “Coach Russ” Russell will compete for the crown. Notable attendees include Miami Heat and University of Kansas legend Mario Chalmers, international slam dunk champion Kenny Dobbs, and Miami Dolphins stars Xavien Howard and Trill Williams.
Also coming to Playmaker during that weekend is the Playmaker Content House, the first time Playmaker will bring together all of its creators under one roof for a viral content extravaganza.
Seven creators will host live streams, watch parties, podcasts, and compete in sports and gaming competitions, with special guest celebrity appearances throughout the week.