NBA 2K League FAQs

What is the NBA 2K League?

The NBA 2K League is a joint venture between the NBA and Take-Two Interactive. It is a professional esports league featuring the best NBA 2K players in the world.

How many teams are participating?

There are 17 NBA teams participating in the inaugural season; each team will draft five players.

How are games played?

Each NBA 2K League team will feature five players who will play the game using newly created avatars (not existing NBA players).

When is the season?

The inaugural season tips off in May 2018 and will run through August. Prior to the season beginning, there will be tryouts in February and a draft in March.

Will the games be broadcast?

Yes, games will be available to watch and the league is currently in media rights discussions.

Where will the games be played?

For the inaugural season, all games will be played in one or two central, to-be- determined studios.

Will the league be played on a console or PC?

Details are still being finalized.

How much will players be paid? Will there be a salary cap/signing bonuses?

All players will be paid a guaranteed, competitive salary, and they will have benefits as well as housing.

What is the age requirement to play in the league?

All players will need to be 18 years and older to participate in the tryout and be drafted to the league.

How do prospects try out for the league?

Details on how to try out will be announced at a later date.