Last month, 2K announced their plans to delve into the world of eSports starting in 2016, and now they’re finally detailing their plans for the previously announced NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals competition. The competition will allow players to form their own Pro-Am team and compete in a series of events to qualify for the final tournament which will feature a prize of $250,000. That’s some big money!
The competition will officially begin on February 15th with a series of unique in-game events that will run through May 8th. If you haven’t been practicing, that gives you a couple of weeks to work on your game. If you want to qualify, you’ll have win four of the sixteen events. That’s not terribly difficult, but that’s just getting you in the door. After that, the games will be scored by team performance and ranked on a leaderboard. The top score each day will then move on in the tournament.
On May 21, the 16 winners on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be gathered up and pit against each other in a single elimination round. The winners will then take compete for the prize in June when the NBA finals are taking place. Pretty cool!
Unfortunately, that means there won’t be any PC players in this tournament. That’s too bad, but then most people probably associate 2K with consoles anyway. It’s also only open to residents of the US! Still, it should be a fun event. Will be participating in the Road to the Finals? Let us know in the comments below.