PlayStation 5 is the Official Console of the NBA 2K League

An exclusive deal.
An exclusive deal. Sony

PlayStation 5 hitting the jackpot in a partnership with NBA 2K League. The PS5 will become the league’s official console starting April until the league officially starts its fourth season in May. So, all 23 teams and 138 players will use PS5 on all games and events.

Before we continue with this announcement, you can watch the NBA 2K League Draft Recap below:

The NBA 2K League is an esports league from a joint venture between the National Basketball Association and Take-Two Interactive. The league was first announced in 2017 though its inaugural season officially started in 2018. There were originally 17 teams with four new ones added in 2019. By 2020, three more were added bringing a total of 23 teams.

The multiyear deal, however, isn’t limited to the esports team. In a post, Sony Interactive Global Competitive Gaming VP Steven Roberts said that the entire community can also have fun with the online fan tournaments to be organized throughout the year.

One of these is the first online fan tournament happening today until tomorrow. The winner of this online qualifier tournament gets to compete in a 3-on-3 match during the NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown. It’s going to be streamed on the league’s official YouTube and Twitch channels. The winner gets a large share of the $25,000 prize pool. The PS Three for All Showdown Qualifier online tournament is limited to PS5 players in the US.

For those not in the US, not to worry since different NBA 2K21 online tournaments will be hosted around the world. In fact, Roberts revealed that some of these tournaments would even support PS4.

PlayStation is also partnering with NBA 2K League on various exclusive content series that will run during NBA 2K League broadcasts and also on the social and digital channels of the league.

NBA 2K21 is the latest addition to the NBA 2K franchise that was released in September 2020. It’s available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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