NBA 2K League – Player Protections & Expansion Draft Possibilities Pt. 1

Harris Rubenstein – NBA 2K League

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

NBA 2K League Tips Off 2019 Season on April 2, 2019

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

2019 NBA 2K League Draft Order

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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

NBA 2K League Qualifier Information

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 2K19, MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 Tournament

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, ‘Prelude’ chapter

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

NBA 2K19 20th anniversary edition

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.”… Read the rest

NBA 2K League’s Inaugural Season on ON Twitch

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