The NBA 2K League and ESPN today announced that 2020 regular season games will air on ESPN and its family of networks starting tonight.
NBA 2K League on ESPN
With most of the sports world currently in a holding pattern right now due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, ESPN has aired several eSports events in the meantime. Those events include the NBA 2K20 players-only tournament, 2020 Madden Bowl, and the MLB The Show Players League.
Today, ESPN, in conjunction with the NBA 2K League, announced today that 2020 regular season games will air on ESPN2 starting tonight at 7 PM EST. This will be the first time that NBA 2K League games will receive a linear national TV broadcast in the United States.
ESPN2 will air games from the 2K League every Tuesday beginning at 7 PM EST until May 19. Details regarding the telecast of games that will take place on May 26 and beyond will be announced at a later date.
Games on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will air on the ESPN app and ESPN.com. In addition, 2K League games will be broadcast in the Caribbean, Latin America, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa either on ESPN or on ESPN’s digital platforms.
This is the second consecutive day that the NBA 2K League scored a deal to have regular season games broadcast on TV. Yesterday, Sportsnet in Canada announced that it will air games every Tuesday from 7 PM – 9 PM EST on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet NOW.