NBA 2K League

Since the inaugural season launched in May 2018, the NBA 2K League (NBA2KL) has generated more than 373 million video views across all NBA and NBA2KL social media platforms, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch. The league and its teams have more than 2 million combined followers on all social media platforms, and continue to grow year after year.

How does the NBA 2K League work?

Players in the NBA 2KL compete as unique characters (not existing NBA players) in 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 gameplay. No artificial intelligence is used; playing ability is strictly determined by skill.

Where is the NBA 2K League being played in 2022?

In February, it was announced that Indianapolis, IN would host the fifth anniversary NBA 2KL season, playing games at the new NBA 2K League studio at the Pavilion at Pan Am. The studio allows teams to simultaneously compete in in-person games on two circular stages — a new initiative just one year removed from the COVID-19 pandemic, which kept the league remote for much of the past two seasons.

How many NBA 2K teams are there?

The 24 NBA 2K League teams are:

  • 76ers GC
  • Blazer5 Gaming
  • Bucks Gaming
  • Celtics Crossover Gaming
  • Cavs Legion GC
  • Dux Gaming
  • The Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai
  • Grizz Gaming
  • Hawks Talon GC
  • Heat Check Gaming
  • Hornets Venom GT
  • Jazz Gaming
  • Kings Guard Gaming
  • Knicks Gaming
  • Lakers Gaming
  • Magic Gaming
  • Nets GC
  • Pacers Gaming
  • Pistons GT
  • Raptors Uprising GC
  • T-Wolves Gaming
  • Warriors Gaming Squad
  • Wizards District Gaming

When does the 2022 NBA 2K season start?

Bracket play begins on April 20 at the NBA 2K League studio at the Pavilion at Pan Am in Indianapolis, IN. The season began on March 23 with the Coinbase NBA2KL 3v3 BLACKTOP SERIES, a new league event, with the Coinbase NBA2KL 3v3 SLAM OPEN as the opening amateur qualifying event and the first of three tournaments in the series.

Where can I watch NBA 2K League?

Fans can watch the NBA 2K League on Twitch, YouTube, and the NBA 2K League official website.

How long is the NBA 2K League season?

The NBA 2KL season runs for 17 weeks from March to July and features a mix of weekly matchups and tournaments, all leading to the playoffs and eventually the NBA 2K League Finals.

How do you get into NBA 2K League?

The NBA 2K League hosts a Qualifier prior to every season in which players complete an online application. After applying, players must win 50 games in NBA 2K’s Pro-Am mode at The Rec, while winning at least 50% of their games. The NBA2KL then hosts a combine for players who complete the Qualifier, and interview with a league representative before conditional offers for the NBA 2KL Draft Pool are made to the top 150 players.

Teams can also host Pro-Am tournaments in their local markets with draft eligibility among the prizes.

Who won the NBA 2K League in 2021?

Wizards District Gaming won the 2021 NBA 2K League Championship, defeating Jazz Gaming 3-0 in the Finals, becoming the first team in league history to win multiple championships, let alone repeat. The team defeated Warriors Gaming Squad in 2020 3-1 in a best-of-five series.

The two other NBA 2KL Champions are: T-Wolves Gaming (2019); and Knicks Gaming (2018).

Will there be NBA 2K League expansion?

The NBA 2K League was originally announced in 2017 and included 18 teams. Since then, 6 teams have joined the league, including: Hawks Talon GC, Nets GC, and T-Wolves Gaming (2019); Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai and Hornets Venom GT (2020); and Dux Gaming (2022).

When is the next NBA 2K League draft?

The 2022 NBA 2K League Draft took place on February 27, 2022. With the No. 1 overall pick, the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai selected Jaiden “galloOTTR” Frank of DeSoto, Texas. 76ers GC selected Daniel Tlais (DT) with the 15th selection overall, their only pick of the night.

Who is on the cover of NBA 2K?

The NBA 2K22 cover athletes are: Luka Dončić (Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Bundle); and Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (75th Anniversary Edition).

NBA 2K22 also has WNBA Champion, two-time MVP and six-time All-Star Candace Parker as the first female cover athlete in an exclusive special edition commemorating the WNBA 25th Anniversary Special Edition, available only in the U.S. and Canada.

Is 2K22 better than 2K21?

Compared to NBA 2k21, NBA 2K22 features improved The City and MyCareer modes, better on-court gameplay, and seasons that are available in other modes outside of MyTeam.