NBA is finally delving deep into the virtual sports world. Yes, you heard it right; now it is on its journey of creating its own esports organization. It is a partnership venture between Take-Two interactive and NBA and the association is known as “NBA 2K eLeague”. If you are still not aware of Take-Two Interactive, let us tell you that it is a parent company of 2K sports, which deals with basketball video games.
In a news release, both the companies have announced that NBA 2K eLeague would be the 1st of its kind to be operated by US Professional sports league. In this, there would be a team of 5 persons and would be run through NBA clubs. As of now, it is not clear whether the 30 franchises of NBA will be operating its own squad or not.
The competition will be neck-to-neck and very tough; the structure will be similar to that of the traditional match schedules. There would be a regular season and then, finally there will be a championship showdown.