2K has announced it is partnering with the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and ESL, the world’s largest esports company, to create the NBA 2K20 Global Championship!
What are the prizes?
The championship boasts a prize pool of over $100,000 in prizes. The NBA 2K20 Global Championship is a brand new competitive tournament designed for aspiring NBA 2K20 players worldwide. The global tournament will feature head-to-head competition in a series of online and offline events that will take place from October 2019 to February 2020, coming to an end in a final event in the USA to crown the first-ever NBA 2K20 global champion.
“We’re excited to partner with the NBA, NBPA, and ESL to create this first-of-its-kind tournament for NBA 2K,” said Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations at 2K. “For anyone who is interested to test how their skills match up on a global scale, we encourage you to register and see if you truly have what it takes to become the best head-to-head player in the world.”
Where will it be held?
From October to November 2019, aspiring NBA 2K20 players will compete in local online qualifiers in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions that will lead to online playoffs, which will determine who advances to the regional finals. Regional finals will be held as live events at the ESL studios in Los Angeles, Paris, and Sydney, where each winner will receive $15,000 and other prizes from the NBA and 2K.
The Global Finals will be held on February 22, 2020, at the ESL studio in Los Angeles, where 8 finalists will compete to determine who will be crowned the first-ever global champion. The winner of the NBA 2K20 Global Championship will receive $100,000 in prizes.
For official rules, please visit www.nba2kgc.com.
Registration is open at www.nba2kgc.com.