National Basketball Association 2K League Adds Four Expansion Teams For 2019 Season

16 Août, 2018, 08:08 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • National Basketball Association 2K League Adds Four Expansion Teams For 2019 Season

They signed LeBron James in free agency, making the organization relevant again after some struggles in recent seasons.

The team's name and logo will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Ahead of the first National Basketball Association 2K League season finale on August 25, the league has announced the addition of four new franchises for the second season in 2019. Currently, 17 National Basketball Association teams have affiliated 2K squads, and in 2019, the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Minnesota Timberwolves will stretch that number to 21. "From their innovative spirit to their global reach, we know each of these teams will be a tremendous addition, and we are thrilled that this growth offers the opportunity for new players, coaches and support staff to join the league".

It was announced that the Lakers will be one of four franchises to join the 2K League for this upcoming season.

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The league released the announcement in the week between the conclusion of its regular season and the beginning of its playoffs.

The NBA 2K League is getting ready to wrap up its inaugural campaign, as the quarterfinals and semifinals of its postseason are this weekend with the finals slated to occur on August 25.

NBA 2K19, the latest version of the popular basketball simulator, will release on September 11. The NBA 2K League is expected to host its expansion draft on September 28, league sources said.

The $750,000 franchise fee for the 2K League and subsequent team operating costs are minuscule compared to the level of required capital to enter the more popular esports titles. The Overwatch League, in its first season, required $20 million over multiple years in franchise payments - and for its second season, it has sold teams for more than $35 million, sources said.

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