The NBA 2K League announced on Wednesday that affiliates of four NBA teams (the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves) will join the league for its second season, increasing the total number of NBA 2K League teams from 17 to 21.
“Welcoming these four world-class organizations and their passionate fanbases to the NBA 2K League is an exciting moment not only for the league, but for the entire 2K community,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director, Brendan Donohue.
The league’s inaugural season tipped off in May 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world competing on 17 teams.
The 17-week season includes weekly matchups, three in-season tournaments and the NBA 2K League Playoffs, which begin on August 17. The first NBA 2K League Finals will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25.
The original 17 NBA 2K League teams are as follows: 76ers GC, Blazer5 Gaming, Bucks Gaming, Celtics Crossover Gaming, Cavs Legion GC, Grizz Gaming, Heat Check Gaming, Jazz Gaming, Kings Guard Gaming, Knicks Gaming, Magic Gaming, Mavs Gaming, Pacers Gaming, Pistons GT, Raptors Uprising GC, Warriors Gaming Squad, and Wizards District Gaming.