NBA 2K League Games To Be Streamed Live On YouTube

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The NBA 2K League has partnered with YouTube in order to stream live broadcasts of its games through the official NBA 2K League YouTube Channel. In addition to live streaming, the channel also plans to upload highlight videos.

Overall, YouTube is expected to livestream at least 230 games combined. NBA was the first professional sports league to partner with YouTube and launch its own channel back in 2005. The NBA was also the first one to be part of YouTube’s “Claim Your Content” program in 2007. It was in 2006 when WNBA launched its own YouTube Channel, with the NBA G League following by 2008. The official YouTube Channel of the NBA 2K League was launched in 2018. YouTube TV made a milestone in 2018, as it became the first presenting partner of both the NBA Finals and WNBA Finals. To date, all NBA-related YouTube channels have combined views of at least 5.6 billion.

The second season of the NBA 2K League started last April 2 and runs for 18 weeks, ending with the Finals on August 3. This season started with weekly matchups, includes three tournaments and then culminates in the Playoffs and Finals. Regular season games will be played at the NBA 2K League Studio in Long Island City, New York.

The first event of the 2019 season was the NBA 2K League 2019 Tip Off. Held from April 2 to April 6, the tournament offered a $120,000 prize pool. After four days of the Group Stage, the top teams battled in the quarterfinals, with the semifinals going to Magic Gaming versus 76ers GC, and Celtics Crossover Gaming versus Heat Check Gaming. The finals saw the 76ers against the Celtics, and ultimately the 76ers won the championship 70-52.

The regular season started Wednesday, with Pacers Gaming, Hawks Talon GC, Warriors Gaming Squad, Heat Check Gaming, and Bucks Gaming all racking up early wins. Week 1 of the regular season ends Saturday.

After the Tip Off, the two other tournaments are The Turn from May 9 to May 11 and The Ticket from June 13 to June 15.

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