Today the NBA announced the official list of teams that will participate in the 2018 season of the newly formed eSports league, the NBA 2K eLeague. 17 of the 30 NBA teams will field a team in the first season of the NBA 2K eLeague.
On a Forbes SportsMoney podcast in March Celtics Managing Partner, Governor and Chief Executive Officer Wyc Grousbeck talked to Mike Ozanian about the impact of technology on the sports industry in general and his intent to join the NBA 2K eLeague.
The Toronto Raptors have announced their intent to participate in the NBA 2K eLeague as one of the 8-12 teams for the eLeague debut in 2018. The Raptors seem excited and have expressed that they see opportunity in the eSports industry.
The NBA announced a new partnership with Take Two Interactive (2KSports.com) to create the NBA 2K eLeague, an NBA eSports league where the teams are owned and managed by actual NBA franchises. The world of eSports has been expanding rapidly but this is the first time a US professional sports league has entered the frey.