International - NBA 2K League


As part of the NBA 2K League’s continued commitment to identifying the best players in the world, this offseason the league is hosting two online qualifying events for top international players. From each event, top performers will earn draft eligibility, and a prize pool of $5,000 will be distributed among the five players on the winning team.

The NBA 2K League will host the third NBA 2K League European Invitational (Nov. 18 – 19) and fourth NBA 2K League APAC Invitational (Nov. 22 – 23), which will feature top players from Europe and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region competing in high-intensity, online gameplay in front of NBA 2K League coaches and scouts. The structure for each invitational is below:

Day 1: Open Qualifier Tournament
• Maximum of 32 teams
• Top four teams advance to Invitational Tournament

Day 2: Invitational Tournament
• Single-elimination eight-team bracket consisting of the top four teams from the Open Qualifier Tournament and the top four teams from the 2020 European or APAC Invitational

All games will be played on Sony PlayStation 5 and draft hopefuls must sign up as teams for either event. Additional details including signup information can be found at the following link.

Players from Europe and the APAC region who are 18 years of age or older and did not compete in the 2021 season, may sign up to participate in the applicable event. Any player who was in the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft Pool through international qualifying events from 2019 or 2020 will not be given automatic entry into the 2022 NBA 2K League Draft pool and will need to earn their draft pool eligibility.

In all cases, draft eligibility is contingent on passing a background check and satisfying all NBA 2K League eligibility requirements, including the NBA 2K League’s COVID-19 health and safety requirements for draft eligibility. These health and safety requirements include a requirement that players be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the NBA 2K League) before the Draft and a requirement that players receive an initial COVID-19 vaccine dose on or before a date specified by the NBA 2K League.

Additional details about the 2022 NBA 2K League Draft will be announced at a later date. For more information, fans can follow the NBA 2K League on Facebook (NBA 2K League), Instagram (nba2kleague), TikTok (nba2kleague), Twitch (NBA2KLeague), Twitter (NBA2KLeague) and Weibo (nba2kleague) and visit NBA 2K