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.
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NBA COO Mark Tatum has expressed on multiple occasions that international competition will be part of the NBA 2K eLeague vision and it makes perfect sense to us.
In a recent article published by the NASDAQ stock exchange the NBA 2K eLeague was cited as the reason to watch Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) stock. ESports is expected to be a billion dollar industry by 2019 and Take-Two Interactive is leading the charge with the NBA 2K eLeague partnership.
The NBA 2K eLeague draft will be similar to the NBA draft in that teams will select players and have the ability to indentify talent through means that might be outside of normal channels like league play.
Sports Business Daily just reported that Brendan Donohue will be the managing director of the NBA 2K eLeague. Donohue was Senior VP Team Marketing & Business Operations prior to the new position.
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.
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.