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NBA creates esports basketball league

A partnership between the NBA and 2K Sports brings a whole new gaming experience, reports Nick Newton

A partnership between the NBA and 2K Sports brings a whole new gaming experience, reports Nick Newton

Next year will see the first NBA competitive league in esports. Teams of 5 players will represent NBA basketball teams  in 2018 in the NBA Esports Championship. In order to create the league for the championship, the NBA will be teaming up with 2K Sports and Take-Two Interactive.

NBA 2K esport’s director Brendan Donohue told NBA.com:

“Our teams have expressed tremendous enthusiasm for esports and we are looking forward to forming something truly unique for basketball and fans around the world.”

Teams such as the Sacramento KingsDallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are all forming teams, that will play in the first NBA esport league tournament next year.

The NBA has been credited on a number of occasions for being forward thinking and being proactive for its audience. The esports league is another good initiative.

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