On May 9th, the NBA 2k league announced the schedule for the upcoming season as teams look to battle it out for the top spot.
As always, all games will be streamed on Twitch during the season for fans to yell and cheer their favorite team on.
The combination of weekly matchups, tournaments, playoffs, and an inevitable finals will accumulate to fifteen weeks.
The league stated that the season would begin today, May 11th, around seven o’clock eastern time as the Tip-Off Tourney champs, 76ers Gaming faces off against Bucks Gaming. There will only be three games today, but Saturday will be action packed with 14 teams facing off from 11 am to 7 pm eastern time.
The full schedule for the NBA 2K League Season 1 can be found here:
The weekly matchups are essential for teams due to their performance translating into their seed number for the tourneys coming up June 8th-9th and June 13th-14th.
HOW IT WORKS:
For example, If 76ers Gaming has the best record out of all the teams, they would have the 1. seed and will get matched up against the lowest seed. It’s the same as how the NBA regular season determines teams seed for the playoffs.
I look forward to seeing how certain teams look to improve after the Tip-Off Tourney took place back on May 1st. I feel that for the majority of teams there aren’t any vast gaps regarding skill which makes things very interesting and exciting for the fans.
Rivalries will be birthed as teams look to win the ultimate prize August 25th. Players drafted lower than expected will be playing with a chip on their shoulder as they look to prove they belong, while others look to live up to the hype.
The competition will be fierce because anyone can get beaten in this league and that’s really all you can ask for from these athletes. Right?
Are you ready to witness history? Because I sure am.
Be a part of this surreal journey and tune in tonight at 7 pm eastern on Twitch.