We’re continuing to see a slow roll of news out of official team sites who are hosting the NBA 2K18 eLeague in year one — set to begin play in 2018.
Late last week, the Orlando Magic put out a new article on their site discussing the upcoming league:
Tryouts (almost like a pre-draft combine) will take place in February, the draft will occur in March and the inaugural season will tip off in May. Each team will select five players. They will live in the city where the team is based and they, collectively, will compete at one or two central locations in head-to-head games and tournaments throughout the season in five-on-five matchups.
What you won’t see in this competition are the electronic versions of LeBron James, Steph Curry or any current or former NBA player. That’s because each individual player will have their own avatar. Artificial intelligence will be excluded and playing ability will strictly be determined by skill.
Brendan Donohue, the managing director responsible for overseeing the NBA 2K League, is excited about what’s ahead for the participating NBA franchises and the millions of esports gamers and fans across the globe.
The official league, announced back in February, will begin play next year as franchises settle on their eSports rosters.
Are you looking to join the big leagues in NBA 2K18 or are you planning on watching the inaugural season’s action?