The NBA 2K League will be expanding in 2019, as four expansion teams will join the league for its second season.
Four NBA affiliates will join 17 teams from the inaugural NBA 2K League season. The Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Minnesota Timberwolves have each thrown their hats into the ring.
The inaugural NBA 2K League season began in May 2018, and the league wasted no time in announcing they were ready to grow. 70% of NBA teams now have an NBA 2K League affiliate.
“Welcoming these four world-class organizations and their passionate fan bases to the NBA 2K League is an exciting moment not only for the league, but for the entire 2K community,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue in an official release.
The NBA2K League currently consists of a 14-game regular season sprinkled with weekend tournaments. Knicks Gaming, who went 5-9 in the regular season, qualified for playoffs by winning “The Ticket” event.
What a crazy 1st year it’s been playing 2K competitively. Lots of ups and downs but in the end it all turned out for the better. It’s been an honor to be able to win the first ever Championship and Finals MVP, the feeing has been surreal to say the least. Can’t wait for what the future may hold, appreciate everyone who’s supported me through this journey from family to friends to everyone I’ve had a chance to connect with. Extremely blessed.
Knicks Gaming powered up through the playoffs and defeated tournament favorite Blazer5 Gaming to become the first ever NBA 2K League champion. Now, the team will have four new competitors coming for its title.