The NBA 2K League has at present revealed a multiyear partnership with Champion Athleticwear to function the league’s official clothes shop.
As a part of the deal, avid gamers on the 21 NBA 2K League groups shall be outfitted with Champion recreation uniforms in addition to warmup, journey and apply attire. In-game avatars may even be outfitted in Champion-branded uniforms.
Throughout the season, Champion will present attire for marquee occasions just like the NBA 2K League Draft Clash, in-season tournaments and the NBA 2K League Finals.
The NBA 2K League Draft, shall be streamed reside on Twitch, is scheduled to be held on the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 5 at 5pm ET. There are 4 growth groups being added for season 2, and 74 roster spots shall be up for grabs for the greater than 200 draft-eligible avid gamers.
According to the NBA 2K League official press release:
"The draft-eligible participant pool will consist of recent gamers who had been chosen by the league following an in depth tryout course of, gamers from the league’s APAC Invitational that passed off in Hong Kong, in addition to unretained gamers from season one who efficiently accomplished Combine necessities."
The 2K League Draft will consist of 4 rounds, and all 21 groups will draft gamers to finish their six-person roster. Jazz Gaming can have the first choose, as decided by the league’s Draft Lottery, which passed off in September 2018.
NBA And 2K Developers Agree To $1.1 Billion Licensing Deal
The 2K NBA video games are right here to remain.
Video recreation followers rejoice! The NBA and the builders of NBA 2K, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., have reached a seven-year deal value $1.1 billion which is able to permit the online game studio to proceed making NBA video games. This deal is an ordinary licensing settlement that firms like EA Sports signal to make video games like Madden, FIFA or NHL.
In a report by the Wall Street Journal, it’s mentioned that NBA 2K19 was the perfect promoting sports-based online game of 2018. As of November, it was additionally the third-best promoting online game of the 12 months, no matter style. It’s predecessor, NBA 2K18, has offered 10 million copies which makes it the very best promoting recreation in the complete collection.
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images
The Wall Street Journal additionally famous that this new deal is value double the earlier licensing settlement cast in 2011. Since that deal, the NBA 2K video games have been persistently amongst the preferred sports activities video games in the marketplace. The immersive nature of those video games, blended with the practical participant animations and environments, have contributed to the sport’s success.
It is believed that the NBA is receiving over 15% of the sport’s income which is above what the typical licensing settlement would pay the licensor.
The NBA and Take-Two Interactive have additionally created an ESports league to assist the sport.
LeBron Says NBA 2K Is Helping Him Prepare For Isaiah Thomas' Return
The Cleveland Cavaliers are hopeful that All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas will be able to make his Cavs debut by mid-December, but LeBron James is already preparing for IT's return NBA 2K18.
Speaking with reporters today, LeBron praised how realistic 2K is, and says he has experimented with lineups to see how good the team can really be with Isaiah.
RELATED: Isaiah Thomas, Cavs Targeting Mid-December Return
When asked about how he uses NBA 2K18 to prepare for Isaiah's return, 'Bron told reporters, "It’s the most realistic basketball game you could ever play. I mix and match a lot lineup changes to see how we can be really good. I’ve done that."
LeBron said he uses @NBA2K to prepare for/visualize the return Isaiah Thomas. #Cavspic.twitter.com/Ff7vNwvaK5— clevelanddotcom Cavs (@PDcavsinsider) December 6, 2017
LeBron James says he's already visualized how Isaiah Thomas will fit in with the Cavs by playing with him on NBA 2K: "It’s the most realistic basketball game you could ever play. I mix and match a lot lineup changes to see how we can be really good. I’ve done that."— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 6, 2017
While the Cavs struggled out the gates this season they really hit their stride after LeBron posted the infamous Arthur meme, and are currently riding a 12-game winning streak which puts them at 17-7 for the year.
Thomas averaged a career-high 28.9 points last season and led the Celtics to the #1 seed in the East before the hip injury forced him to miss the final three games the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland.
Lil Yachty Lost Over $10,000 To 21 Savage In A Game of 2K
To us common folk, the most heated a classic game NBA 2K can get is a social-media worthy meltdown and maybe a few dollars lost if you're feeling saucy. For Lil Yachty that sauce cost him about 10 stacks when he decided to place a wager on a game 2K against fellow Atlanta-reared rapper 21 Savage.
RELATED: Lil Yachty Joins PnB Rock On "Catch These Vibes" Highlight "iRun"
In a clip captured by Yachty that apparently takes place after the matchup, Lil Yachty tells his viewers, "You can tell by the way he's talking what just happened." As 21 Savage goes on in the background talking smack that he can apparently back up.
"You lost, n*gga. Ten thousand. You got ya' ass spanked," 21 says into the camera. Yachty isn't letting the loss faze him, though as he says "I took an 'L.' I ain't tripping." We're sure he isn't as $10,000 will hardly put a dent in the 20-year old's pocket. This year, he was named to Forbes' Hip Hop Cash Prince list where the publication alleged that Lil Boat was raking in about $100,000 per show.
RELATED: 21 Savage Clowns Young Thug For Not Following Him Back on Instagram
"Shout out to my boy Lil Yachty, man," 21 added in another video as he flexes a stack fresh $100 bills. "Giving me $10,000 on the 2K. He thought he could beat me on 2K. Thank you, Lil Yachty."
Today I lost 12 thousand dollars to 21 and I ain't been right ever since... ):— king the youth (@lilyachty) November 18, 2017
Lol I️ look happy her but my inside looked like the first picture me https://t.co/QO9SLAbAL8— king the youth (@lilyachty) November 18, 2017
How you both got PS4 controllers in the 1st pic, but in the 3rd pic you got a Xbox controller— SloppyMcFloppy ? (@richardholland_) November 18, 2017
We played on both I️ spanked him den he wanted to change systems https://t.co/mub21LsMnE— king the youth (@lilyachty) November 18, 2017
"I cant remember a time i was god damn wrong" well now you know yachty... now you know— Lucas Smith (@Lucas_Meraki) November 18, 2017
pic.twitter.com/9d7nAPZ3qg— Rap ✨ ? ? (@RapxBattle) November 18, 2017
lemme get a dollar— Little L (@lilythecreator) November 18, 2017