NBA 2K’s first-ever NBA 2K Global Championship, is a global head-to-head competition with over US$100,000 in prizes to be given away.

NBA 2K partnered with the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA), and global esports company ESL for the tournament, which consists of a series of online and offline events that will run from October 2019 to February 2020.

The competition will feature NBA 2K20’s Play Now mode and will have a series of online local qualifiers for the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions that will lead to online playoffs, where the eight winners of each playoff will advance to their respective Regional finals.

The Regional finals will be held live at the ESL studios in Los Angeles, Paris, and Sydney, where each winner will receive US$15,000 and other prizes. The top eight players from the Regional Finals will then advance to the Global Finals on February 22, 2020 at the ESL studio in Los Angeles, where the global champion will take home the US$100,000 grand prize.

“We’re excited to partner with the NBA, NBPA and ESL to create this first-of-its-kind tournament for NBA 2K,” said senior vice president of basketball operations at 2K Jason Argent in a press release.

“The global scale of the tournament reflects the incredible growth of basketball around the world. The NBA 2K20 Global Championship offers a chance for anyone in the world to compete,” added Matthew Holt, NBA senior vice president, consumer products and gaming partnerships.

The NBA 2K Global Championship marks the second major overlap between the NBA and esports, with the NBA 2K League –which concluded its second season early last month — being the other.

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