The NBA 2K League 2020 season set to kick off May 5
28 April 2020
The NBA 2K League announced Tuesday that the 2020 regular season will kick off May 5 with at least six weeks of remote gameplay for the 23 teams which will compete from their local markets with games simulcast live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
“We are thrilled to officially tip off the 2020 NBA 2K League season remotely and hope the excitement of NBA 2K League competition provides both new and returning fans with a fun way to stay connected and engage with our league during these unprecedented times,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue, before adding: “Our players have been quarantining with their teammates as they prepare for the season and will now have the opportunity to compete against one another and show they are the best players in the world.”
A six-week competition
Over the six-week competition, each team will play at least eight matches that will count toward is regular season record, with games starting at 7 PM Eastern Time every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with four distinct matchups each night. “Each match will be played in a best-of-three format, which will allow the NBA 2K League broadcast to switch between games in real-time and give fans more opportunities to experience the league’s most exciting moments. Each three-game-series victory will represent one regular-season win, and each three-game-series loss will represent one regular-season loss. The start-of-season game schedule will be announced in the coming days”, explained the NBA 2K League in a statement.
“This is not a game”: the new 2020 campaign
The NBA 2K League has launched a new campaign: “This is not a game”, to illustrate the fact that the game is more than a game, “it’s a way of life filled with hours of practice and preparation for a season of challenges where only one team can emerge as champions”.