The NBA 2K League announced that Gen.G, the global esports organization connecting the best gamers in the U.S. and Asia, will launch an NBA 2K League team from Shanghai that will join the other 22 NBA 2K League teams for the 2020 season. The Shanghai franchise will be the centerpiece of a long-term strategic relationship between the NBA 2K League and Gen.G that will mobilize Gen.G’s multicultural brand and multi-title esports presence to expand the global footprint of the first official esports league operated by a U.S.… Read the rest
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Player protections and retention figure to be hot-button NBA 2K League topics every single year and this offseason is no different. All teams besides one have publicly announced their player protections with some interesting calls along the way. An early trend you will notice is a pointed attempt to keep competent point guards, leaving plenty of talented wings and bigs up for grabs during the Expansion Draft.… Read the rest
The NBA 2K League today announced the competition structure for the 2019 season. The 18-week season will begin Tuesday, April 2 with THE TIPOFF and will conclude Saturday, Aug. 3 with the 2019 NBA 2K League Finals. The complete schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
All regular-season games will take place at the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in Long Island City, New York, and will be livestreamed on Twitch. … Read the rest
Turner & IMG’s ELEAGUE has partnered with 2K and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) to offer fans a star-studded tournament of Saber Interactive’s hit two-on-two arcade basketball game NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. The competition will feature Shaquille O’Neal, Baron Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kyle Kuzma, Trae Young & Jaren Jackson Jr.… Read the rest
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By winning the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery, Jazz Gaming will have the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft.
The first-ever NBA 2K League Expansion Draft was held September 26. Prior to the Expansion Draft, the original 17 teams each protected two players who were on their year one roster.… Read the rest
Collegiate StarLeague announced that NBA 2K19 is coming to US and Canadian college and university campuses.
The competition – which will commence in January 2019 – will provide players at more than 1,600 participating Collegiate StarLeague colleges and universities the chance to represent their school in the world’s largest collegiate esports program.… Read the rest
The NBA 2K League announced today that the NBA 2K League APAC Invitational, the league’s first-ever international qualifying event, will take place Saturday, Feb. 2 – Sunday, Feb. 3 in Hong Kong. The two-day event will identify several elite players from the Asia-Pacific region who will become eligible for the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft*.… Read the rest
The first stage of qualifying for the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft will begin Friday, November 2 at 12 p.m. ET and will run through Monday, November 26 at 6 p.m. ET.
- To measure commitment and skill, each player will be required to win 100 games in NBA 2K19’s Pro-Am mode or at the Jordan Rec Center, and win at least 50 percent of their games, in order to advance in the process.
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NBA 2K announced the NBA 2K19 MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 Tournament, which will run October 13, 2018-February 13, 2019. The tournament will be played using the new MyTEAM Unlimited Mode, which features 5-on-5 NBA-style gameplay and allows users to choose any 13 cards from their Collection.
32 contestants (16 each on Xbox One & PS4) who qualify during weekly events will advance to a single elimination tournament, scheduled to take place on February 2, 2019.… Read the rest
NBA 2K19 has released the Prelude – the first chapter of NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER mode. Featuring performances by actors Anthony Mackie (Avengers, Altered Carbon), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Silicon Valley), Michael Rapaport (Atypical, White Famous), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton, Hidden Figures), Rob Huebel (Transparent, Bob’s Burgers) and more.… Read the rest
The first NBA 2K19 gameplay trailer:
Entitled “Take the Crown” and featuring music by Jay Rock (@jayrock), the trailer reminds all NBA 2K19 fans that to be the best, you have to take down the king.
The NBA 2K19 Standard Edition will be available on September 11, 2018. The 20th Anniversary Edition will be available on September 7, 2018.… Read the rest
2K announced that NBA 2K will feature three-time NBA Champion, four-time NBA MVP and avid NBA 2K gamer LeBron James on the cover of the NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition. The iconic cover features Akron’s favorite son alongside an artistic composition of words personally chosen by LeBron. Each phrase contains special meaning to James, including “Strive for Greatness,” “Driven,” and “Equality.”
“It’s humbling to be on the 20th anniversary cover of a game I’ve played and loved since I was a little kid,” said James.… Read the rest
The NBA 2K League and Twitch announced a multiyear partnership that will include live streams of all NBA 2K League games on the world’s leading social video service and community for gamers featuring more than 15 million daily active users.
The partnership with Twitch represents the first media rights deal for the NBA 2K League, the first official esports league operated by a professional sports league in the U.S.… Read the rest
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The NBA 2K League today announced the competition structure for its inaugural season. The season will run for 17 weeks from May to August and combine the best of esports and the NBA, a blend of weekly matchups and tournaments that lead to the playoffs and the NBA 2K League Finals.… Read the rest