National Basketball Association signed an agreement with Take-Two Interactive – the publisher of the popular NBA 2K series of games – and will now conduct its own league of eSports league. Basketball, thus, the first of the “big four” of American sport has got its own cyber championship. The first season of “NBA 2K eLeague”, however, take place only in 2018.
An interesting experiment in e-sports, because previously such virtual sports games was not. Cybbet will try to cover the most informative for you plans of various associations on computer sport.
Manage the teams in the league will actually existing NBA franchise. Initially, the championship will be 8-12 teams, but in the future their number will increase to 30, and thus represent all real-world cyber command on the basketball court.
“We believe that we now have the opportunity to create for our fans and something really special for the young and growing eSports community.” – Adam Silver, the authorized representative of the NBA”
ESports league structure will resemble the structure of the most NBA. Recruiting players will be carried out through on-line test, followed by a draft, in which the team will be formed by 5 players each. Further – 82 games of the regular season and playoffs.
Win of the season the team will receive 250 thousand dollars. This is the first place prize is present on the majority held by the creators of the game tournaments NBA 2K.
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