2K Sports and the NBA announced in February the new NBA 2K eLEAGUE for 2K Pro-Am, which will make it’s debut in NBA 2K18. At this point, details are scarce, but what we do know about how to join NBA 2K eLEAGUE is the following:
- NBA 2K players will be chosen through a recruiting process by NBA teams and Take-Two
- Players will be put through a “virtual combine”
- Players will be drafted and sign a six-month contract with the franchise that drafts them
- Players will be presumably scouted
- Talent casting call (Miami Heat confirmed)
Some theories around the NBA 2K community are that “high-profile” and elite 2K Pro-Am players – those who’ve made a name for themselves or gotten exposure through previous NBA 2K $250K Tournaments, leaderboards, video highlight reels, Twitch, social media, and the like – will be highly scouted and targeted.
17 NBA teams will participate in the inaugural season. The Miami Heat have already made noise about recruiting – according to the Miami Herald, the Miami Heat will be hosting an open casting call to recruit potential NBA 2K eLEAGUE players. “There will be a talent casting call for bad-ass NBA 2K players,” Heat executive vice president and chief marketing officer Mike McCullough told the Herald. “We’ll make sure everyone knows when and where and how people can audition.”
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- Players will have and use their own character / avatar
- Players will be flown in to a central studio for the actual games (will help ensure best network connection for games).
- Likely will have a tv partner, as well as streams and digital option (To be named later)
- Tryouts will start in roughly February 2018 – will allow people all over the globe to try out.
We will update this page as soon as more info becomes available on how to join NBA 2K18 eLEAGUE. NBA 2K18 Early Tip-Off release date is September 15, and September 19 for everyone else.
Season Schedule (2018):
- The season will last 17 weeks – 15 regular weeks and two for play-offs.
- February: digital try-outs for the 85 spots
- March: NBA 2K player draft
- May: start of the season