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This week the NBA 2K League announced a new practice process for their next season, scheduled to be played in 2021. This new format will feature over 35 Pro-Am tournaments that will be hosted and run by NBA 2K League teams. Teams that win will be featured on a League-hosted "NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series" and the first-of-its-kind NBA 2K League Combine.
This is the next stage of the NBA 2K League’s rapid growth. Brendan Donohue (Managing Director of the NBA 2K League) described the new league to me on the phone as "transformational".
The third season of the NBA 2K League saw a significant rise in the distribution of broadcasts as well as viewership. "Just looking apples to apples the broadcasts we stream on Twitch have increased nearly 70% year-over-year," Donohue outlines, "and that's not even counting the fact this, we added several distributors throughout the world including ESPN 2." Live games were broadcast on ESPN2, ESPN's digital platforms, Sportsnet in Canada and with delay on eGG Network in Southeast Asia and buy 2k22 mt Loco in India, marking the first-ever broadcasts of 2K League games on linear television.