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NBA 2K League announce the logo, teams, and how to qualify

Lee Workman
542   //    16 Dec 2017, 10:33 IST

NBA 2K League starting in May. The league is the first to be fully sponsored by a major sports league.
NBA 2K League starts in May. The league is the first to be fully sponsored by a major sports league.

Through social media, the NBA has unveiled their logo and the teams participating in the upcoming NBA 2K League coming up this May, with tryouts starting throughout the month of January. In preparation for the upcoming league, as played on NBA 2K18 video game, the teams unveiled their names for their respective e-Sports divisions.

The 17 NBA teams are listed in bold while their e-Sports names are not in bold.

Detroit Pistons: Pistons GT

Dallas Mavericks: Mavs Gaming

Boston Celtics: Celtics Crossover Gaming

Cleveland Cavaliers: Cavs Legion

Memphis Grizzlies: Grizz Gaming

Golden State Warriors: Warriors Gaming Squad

Indiana Pacers: Pacers Gaming

Philadelphia 76ers: 76ers GC

Miami Heat: Heat Check Gaming

Sacramento Kings: Kings Guard Gaming

Washington Wizards: Wizards District Gaming

Toronto Raptors: Raptors Uprising GC

Orlando Magic: Magic Gaming

Portland Trail Blazers: Blazer5 Gaming

Milwaukee Bucks: Bucks Gaming

New York Knicks: Knicks Gaming

Utah Jazz: Jazz Gaming

In addition, NBA 2K League announced their qualification on how to participate in the 2K League.

Key Dates/Schedule

January 2018 (all month): Players need to win 50 games in NBA 2K18 Pro-Am in either Walk-on and/or Team mode to go to the next stage.

February 2018: Digital tryouts for 85 players

March 2018: Draft

April 2018: Player Relocation

May through August 2018: Inaugural season

Participation Requirements

1) 18 years or older

2) Must complete an online application by January 31

3) Open to everyone around the world

4) Tryouts can be on either Xbox One or PS4

Player Info

1) Public draft for the 85 spots.

2) Housing will be provided by teams

3) Six-month contracts will be signed

4) No trades in year one

5) Competitive salary

6) Background checks and/or drug testing (drug testing isn't confirmed yet)

7) Players can be benched for performance and/or illness

8) Games to be played on either Xbox One or PS4 (unconfirmed on which will be used)

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