Four new teams will be added to the NBA 2K League for the 2019 season
- The number of teams in the NBA 2K League will go up to 21 for next season
- Teams from Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, and Minnesota are coming
- The NBA 2K League playoffs are about to begin now the regular season is over
The Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Minnesota Timberwolves will each enter affiliate teams for the league’s second season.
The inaugural regular season of the NBA 2K League has just come to an end, with the playoffs coming up. 17 of the 30 real life NBA teams had teams representing them in the first season.
New teams: Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Minnesota Timberwolves
‘Welcoming these four world-class organizations and their passionate fanbases to the NBA 2K League is an exciting moment not only for the league, but for the entire 2K community,’ said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue.
‘From their innovative spirit to their global reach, we know each of these teams will be a tremendous addition, and we are thrilled that this growth offers the opportunity for new players, coaches and support staff to join the league.’
Fans will now be waiting for the reveal of the four teams’ official names and logos. Right now, their logos are just the 2K League logo highlighted in the team’s colours.
Anyone could enter to be a player in the NBA 2K League, but after a lengthy selection process, the players were whittled down to the best 102 in the world who were drafted into the 17 teams.
The original 17 NBA 2K League teams are 76ers GC, Blazer5 Gaming, Bucks Gaming, Celtics Crossover Gaming, Cavs Legion GC, Grizz Gaming, Heat Check Gaming, Jazz Gaming, Kings Guard Gaming, Knicks Gaming, Magic Gaming, Mavs Gaming, Pacers Gaming, Pistons GT, Raptors Uprising GC, Warriors Gaming Squad, and Wizards District Gaming.
The plan is eventually to have all 30 NBA teams represented in the 2K League.
The playoffs tip off on August 17 with 76ers GC vs Wizards District Gaming. The other teams to make it into the playoffs are: Pistons, Heat Check, Raptors, Cavs, Blazer5, and Knicks.
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