It’s a new year and a new grind for the NBA 2K Community. At the beginning of the month, 2K began promoting it’s eLeague, which will allow up to 85 players to be drafted into a professional NBA eSports League. So, of course, all the 2K heads out there are going to be pulling some all-nighters to showcase skills in hopes they will get drafted.
If you are interested in qualifying for this league, here is what you need to know:
Age Requirement and Participation
You need to be at least 18 years old to play and it’s open to everyone in the world. Xbox One and PS4 are the only consoles you can use to tryout for the eLeague. To be eligible for tryouts, from January 1st-31st, players will have to win 50 games in ProAm as a walk-on or a team or a combination of both. Now is the time so get on it if you’re interested.
When is the draft and when will the season begin?
Tryouts will take place in February, the draft will take place in March, and the season will begin in May of this year and will last until August.
How many NBA teams are participating and how many players per team?
There will be 17 NBA teams and 5 players per team as players will face off in 5v5 games. Here is the list of NBA teams participating:
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Portland Trailblazers
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Cleveland Caveliers
- Boston Celtics
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Miami Heat
- Utah Jazz
- Sacramento Kings
- New York Knicks
- Orlando Magic
- Dallas Mavericks
- Indiana Pacers
- Detroit Pistons
- Toronto Raptors
- Golden State Warriors
- Washington Wizards
If drafted, are you able to use your created player?
No, your MyPlayer will not be available for use. Instead, you will be able to create your own avatar closer to 90 overall.
Stay tuned for more info.