Players must be 18 years old and be high school graduates to be considered for the league.
Players who complete January’s NBA 2K League Qualifier will automatically see a new menu item, NBA 2K League Combine, in NBA 2K18 during February.
Players will be able to apply during February when the online application for the combine is made available.
102 total players will be drafted onto teams.
Key Dates to Know
There will be 12 playing windows available from February 2 – February 21, and all combine play must take place during these windows. Playing windows are distributed to suit the various regions of our global playing community.
The playing windows are listed below in Eastern Time (ET):
- 2/2 – 8pm to 12am ET
- 2/3 – 2pm to 8pm ET
- 2/4 – 2pm to 8pm ET
- 2/7 – 8pm to 12am ET
- 2/9 – 8pm to 12am ET
- 2/10 – 4pm to 10pm ET
- 2/11 – 2pm to 8pm ET
- 2/14 – 8pm to 12am ET
- 2/16 – 8pm to 12am ET
- 2/17 – 4pm to 10pm ET
- 2/18 – 2pm to 8pm ET
- 2/21 – 8pm to 12am ET
Players will be required to play 40 games at their required position during the play times.
Games will consist of four, 6-minute quarters, with standard Pro-Am rules. If a player fouls out, they will be replaced by a AI participant. There will be one position played per team (i.e. even roster composition using Point Guard, Shooting Guard, Small Forward, Power Forward and Center). Players will have five archetypes to choose from for each position, but must compete in only one position throughout the combine.
There will not be a leaderboard, however participants will be able to view statistics and VOD highlights (video-on-demand) of their games throughout the combine.
Players Will Be Notified If They’re Being Considered
This is the big one, as your stats are tracked you’ll be notified of taking next steps in case you are being considered for the next level of the process.