- The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league, will host the NBA 2K League European Invitational, the league’s first-ever qualifying event in Europe.
- The two-day event will be held at Gfinity Arena in London – home to some of the U.K.’s leading esports events – and will feature 20 of the best NBA 2K players from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey and the U.K.
- The event, which will identify several elite players who will become eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft, will see players competing over two days of gameplay, including scrimmages and a double-elimination tournament, and participating in interviews with league representatives and team managers. The double-elimination tournament on Dec. 14 will be livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
- Twenty of the best NBA 2K players from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey and the U.K.
- NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue
- Knicks Gaming center and U.K. native Harry “HazzaUK” Hurst
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 13 – Saturday, Dec. 14; Media can attend during the following times:
- Friday, Dec. 13 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Scrimmages
- Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Double-elimination tournament
- NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue media availability – Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- European Invitational players and Harry “HazzaUK” Hurst media availability – Friday, Dec. 13 from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 from 7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Gfinity Arena
Unit 13 Fulham Broadway Retail Centre
Fulham Road London SW6 1DN
- Fans can attend for free by registering at https://n2kleuropeaninvitational.splashthat.com/.
- Media are welcome to attend; Interview opportunities are available with players, coaches and executives.
- Interview requests outside of the designated media availability will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis onsite.
- Media must RSVP to Ignasi Castello ([email protected]) and Cath Shefford ([email protected]).