Mark Cuban says that the Dallas Mavericks will be one of the first to field a team in the new NBA 2K eLeague in 2018. This new eSports league will be the first owned by one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States.
Up to this point the eSports realm has been dominated by titles like League of Legends, CS:GO & DOTA 2…. but the NBA brings an entirely new audience.
And what about gambling & fantasy sports? All of the current betting formats for basketball are easily applicable and I assume we will see fantasy NBA 2K eLeague from the daily fantasy players…. fantasy eSports.
It’s great to see Mark Cuban and the Mavs fired up.