The first official event for the NBA2K League was dubbed “The TIPPOFF” and it threw 17 Teams into the fray for a $100,000 prize pool.
After five days of play 76ers Gaming took the grand prize in the championship finals against Blazer5 Gaming. The event was sort of a launching pad for the NBA2K League and a way for the world to get a taste of their production quality.
The NBA2K League has a lot of potential to grow and mature Esports based around real world sports. The League is backed by the NBA and populated by teams of NBA franchise owned brands. A similar movement is happening in Europe with EA’s FIFA but 2K and the NBA are well ahead of them at this point.
Check out the official highlights reel: