If you’re a NBA 2k player there may be a spot for you on the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks or the New York Knicks.
They’re amongst the 17 teams to take part in the NBA 2K esports league’s first season, set to debut in 2018, the NBA stated Thursday.
The news comes months after the NBA and Take-Two Interactive stated they were starting a competitive a e-sports league. It’ll will be the first of it’s kind across all the major sports.
The teams will have five elite gamers competing in online games stretching out over the direction of an real NBA season. There additionally can be playoffs and a championship round.
“This is step one in what promises to be an first-rate league, bringing together the arena’s best game enthusiasts and showcasing elite competition on an global degree” stated Brendan Donohue, the NBA 2K e-sports league’s managing director.
NBA 2K17 is on nearly 7 million devices and is on pace to become the best-selling NBA 2K game to date.
The NBA said they have plans to make more announcements, which includes a combine, or pre-draft audition, to scout out the first-rate players and a draft itself.
Here’s the complete list of the teams that have already agreed to participate in the e-sports league.
Golden State Warriors
New York Knicks
Portland Trail Blazers