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Author: Nicod3mus

How to Join the NBA 2K eLeague

Posted by Nicod3mus Friday May 5 2017 at 7:17AM
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The NBA recently announced a partnership with Take Two Interactive, the creators of the infamous NBA 2K video game franchise. The NBA and Take Two are launching an eSports league in 2018 dubbed the NBA 2K eLeague. The NBA 2K eLeague is the first foray into eSports by one of the four major professional sports leagues in the US. It is a game changer by any measure.

This is not a one off tournament like we have seen in Madden and NBA 2K17 in the past... this league is owned by the NBA and the teams are owned by the actual NBA franchises. NBA franchises will draft their players and pay their salaries. For example: If you get drafted by the Boston eCeltics you will be a member of the official NBA 2K eLeague Boston Celtics playing in the only official league owned by the NBA.

There isn't a lot of info out at the moment but we expect a lot of clarification in the coming weeks as there is expected to be an announcement of the teams slated for participation very soon. 

Here's what we know about how to join the NBA 2K eLeague so far:

There will be a draft similar to the NBA draft

There will be channels for players to get discovered outside of "league" play

Top Pro Am players are likely to have significant advantages over top park players

Teams will consider the players as a whole not just performance based statistics


Have you heard about the NBA 2K eLeague? Are you going to watch these games? Feelings? Thoughts?