NBA 2K20 Global Championship announced
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Take-Two Interactive, the developer behind NBA 2K has partnered with ESL, the National Basketball Players Association and the National Basketball Association to launch the NBA 2K20 Global Championship.
The new tournament series will run from October to February, featuring over $100,000 in prize money with both online and offline events. This means it will essentially run during the NBA 2K League offseason.
2K Sports senior vice president of basketball operations Jason Argent said in a release: "We're excited to partner with the NBA, NBPA and ESL to create this first-of-its-kind tournament for NBA 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."
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Offline regional events will be held in Los Angeles, Paris and Sydney. While online events will be run in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. The tournament series will end with a championship event held in Los Angeles at ESL's studio on February 22, with a $145,000 prize pool.
The recently concluded NBA 2K League (season 2) had twenty-one from thirty NBA franchises compete. T-Wolves Gaming defeated 76ers GC, 52-35 in the finals. Come 2020, the team tally will rise to twenty-two as the Charlotte Hornets team, Hornets Venom GT will join the league.