It’s tipoff time! Dunks, crossovers, and blocks are back with the NBA returning to the hardwood – virtually. The NBA 2K League is coming to Sportsnet beginning tonight, airing Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. ET on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet NOW. The esports broadcast features teams competing in 5 vs. 5 gameplay using unique characters (not existing NBA players), with the season running throughout the summer. This marks the first-ever broadcast of NBA 2K League games on TV in Canada.

The NBA 2K League is a professional esports league featuring the best NBA 2K players in the world. All 23 NBA 2K League teams, including the Toronto Raptors affiliate, Raptors Uprising GC, will participate in regular-season gameplay from their local markets. Sportsnet’s live broadcast features the most exciting moments, with each matchup played in a best-of-three format.

A joint venture between the NBA and video game publisher Take-Two Interactive, the NBA 2K League is the first official esports league operated by a North American professional sports league.

By Zoltan Tundik

Zoltán Tűndik-Kiszner-Szilágyi is the Co-Founder, Co-Owner and Head of Business at Hipther Agency, parent brand of WireUp, European Gaming, PICANTE, and Gaming Americas. Zoltán is a self-taught publisher and events organizer who has developed several brands and services that have increased the notoriety of his company within several multi-billion industries. Among the developed brands and services you can find online news portals that cover several tech industries, gaming, blockchain, fintech, artificial intelligence, and more. In parallel, the company has built a portfolio of annually organized boutique-style conferences in Europe and North America. All the events organized by his company focus on bringing a wealth of information about the latest innovation in several industries such as Entertainment, Technology, Gaming and Gambling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Quantum Technology, Legal Cannabis, Health and Lifestyle, VR/AR, eSports and many more.