NBA 2K League to Air Live on ESPN2 and ESPN App Throughout 2020 Season
WHAT: Today ESPN and the NBA 2K League, the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league, announced an agreement for ESPN networks to air live NBA 2K League matches throughout the 2020 season. ESPN2 will air NBA 2K League matches on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET through May 19. Matches on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will air at 7 p.m. ET on the ESPN app and ESPN.com throughout the season. ESPN telecast and streaming details for matches beginning May 26 will be announced at a later date.
NBA 2K League matches on ESPN2 will mark the first-ever linear telecast of NBA 2K League games in the U.S. Every NBA 2K League match on ESPN’s platforms will also air live in the Caribbean, Latin America, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa on ESPN2 or on one of ESPN’s digital platforms.
All 23 NBA 2K League teams will participate in regular-season gameplay from their local markets, with four distinct matches each night. Each match will be played in a best-of-three format, which will allow the telecast to switch between games in real-time and give fans more opportunities to experience the league’s most exciting moments. Each three-game-series victory will represent one regular-season win, and each three-game-series loss will represent one regular-season loss.
ESPN’s telecast of NBA 2K League’s remote gameplay is part of its commitment to bringing the sports community together through its #oneteam initiative.
WHEN: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2 through May 19
Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays at 7 p.m. ET on the ESPN app and ESPN.com beginning May 6 and throughout the season.
ESPN telecast and streaming details for matches beginning May 26 will be announced at a later date.
WHERE: ESPN2, the ESPN app and ESPN.com