NBA partnering with 2K Sports to launch NBA eSports League in 2018

The NBA is creating their own professional eSports league. They are partnering with Take Two to make the NBA 2K eSports League. I’m sure EA, who is trying to reboot their currently in-limbo NBA Live franchise, is disappointed with this news.

This eSports league will operate just like the real NBA. It will have a season, playoffs and will be comprised of teams of five players using their own created characters. The season will run for five months starting in 2018.

There will be an NBA eSports draft too! The NBA does say that not all 30 NBA teams will participate, they expect roughly half of them to do so in the eSports League’s first year.