NBA and eSports are having a baby.
a number of basketball personalities and eSports orgs began funding this project a number of months ago following the growing trend of Professional Gamers taking part in huge, high stake competitions.
The NBA 2K eLeague is set to commence in 2018 and will eventually include 30 teams – each owned by a real-life basketball franchise. – Source ESPN
When should you expect to NBA 2kE?
The league will span over a 5-month season alongside the real NBA. An eSports draft will be held prior to the games, where each franchise will be selecting teams of 5 players.
Just like the real thing, they will be selling tickets to fans for events, offering bidding opportunities for broadcasting rights, merchandising and sponsorship’s.
Want to take part?
If you constantly google “how to be a professional gamer” this could actually be your answer! due to the relatively new nature of this eSport franchise, there aren’t any “big names” in the field yet. Meaning that, if you’re good enough you could get scouted by the REAL NBA. Crazy right? Alternatively they are still hiring for roles around the eSports tournament management etc
What do you think? Will anything stop the eSports world domination?