NBA 2K League Expands for 2018-2019 Season
According to a report from espn.com the NBA is going to expand it's NBA 2K League from seventeen to twenty one teams for the 2018-2019 season. The Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves will be a part of the league. According to the league's website the league is
A professional eSports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 17 teams drafted six players to compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, in-season tournaments and playoffs. The league hosted tryouts in early 2018 before the draft in April and the season tip-off in May.
The eSports broadcasts according to the above ESPN article has had viewers per broadcast reaching between 135,000-280,00. Do you think the partnership of the NBA and eSports for the future will be successful for the league? Let us know below.