Feb. 22, 2020; Photo Credit: NBAE/Getty Images)
On Saturday, March 13 at 7pm ET the NBA 2K League pool of 265 players who are eligible for the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft, will livestream d on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
This year’s draft pool includes a record 33 international players from nine countries – Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Turkey and the U.K. – and a record 10 women, who earned eligibility through both the NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series and the NBA 2K League’s Women in Gaming initiative.
Returning to the team from last season are 2019 League MVP Runner-Up BP (Michael Diaz-Cruz), First-Team All-Rookie LEE (Lee Lamb) and Atlanta’s own KEL (Mykel Wilson).
For the first time, fans watching the draft will have access to a variety of viewing options through Twitch’s Command Center, including 2v2 MyPark games with former NBA 2K League players and draftees; live interviews with draftees; and the Virtual VIP Lounge featuring influencers Champ2K, Dominus, Dribble2Much, KILLA KAY, KRYPTO9095, Miro and Overtime Megan. The broadcast will also feature special guests announcing select picks, including hip-hop artists 2 Chainz (Hawks Talon GC) and Big Latto (Hawks Talon GC), Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham (CLTX Crossover Gaming), seven-time NBA Champion Robert Horry (Lakers Gaming), Executive Vice President of Operations for Hornets Sports & Entertainment James Jordan (Hornets Venom GT), Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey (76ers GC) and former NBA player Quentin Richardson (Magic Gaming), as well as a live musical performance by hip-hop recording group ISO INDIES.
“The first goal is simple, as far as gameplay. This year, I would like to make playoffs and see what we can pull off from there. But from a business standpoint, I would like to see Hawks Talon GC leave a mark in the community helping grow another generation of fans, as well as create some innovative and entertaining content that will help elevate NBA 2K League and esports industry to the next level.” said Head Coach Wesley Acuff.