As part of the NBA 2K League’s continued commitment to becoming a more diverse, inclusive and equitable league, the league is hosting its second “Women in Gaming Development Camp” virtually Wednesday, Jan. 27 – Friday, Jan. 29.
The three-day camp will bring together top female NBA 2K players to compete alongside and learn from NBA 2K League players and coaches, and to participate in off-court development sessions led by WNBA champions Aerial Powers and Renee Montgomery, game host and content creator Trisha Hershberger, 2K content creator itspikaaa, and more.
Participants in the Women in Gaming Development Camp include:
- Hazel (76ers GC Draft Eligible Tournament Benefiting Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia “Prospect Badge” recipient)
Participating NBA 2K League players and coaches include:
- 2020 NBA 2K League Finals Champion and MVP, Dayfri (Wizards District Gaming)
- 2020 NBA 2K League Finals Champion, Newdini (Wizards District Gaming)
- 2020 NBA 2K League Finals runner-up, CB13 (Warriors Gaming Squad)
- 2018 NBA 2K League MVP, OneWildWalnut (76ers GC)
- AuthenticAfrican (Grizz Gaming)
- OriginalMalik (Knicks Gaming)
- Vandi (Grizz Gaming)
- Seemo (Kings Guard Gaming)
- Yusuf (Kings Guard Gaming)
- WolF (Pacers Gaming)
- 76ers GC Head Coach, Jeff Terrell
- CLTX Crossover Gaming Head Coach, Ricco Phinisee
- Grizz Gaming GM and Head Coach, Lang Whitaker
- Hawks Talon GC GM and Head Coach, Wesley Acuff
- Magic Gaming Head Coach, Jonah Edwards
- Nets GC GM and Head Coach, Ivan “OGKingCurt” Curtiss
- Pacers Gaming Senior Director of Esports Operations and Head Coach, Cody Parrent
- Wizards District Gaming Head Coach, Patrick Crossan
Sessions will include:
- Gameplay workshops, scrimmages and competitive 5-on-5 games with NBA 2K League players and coaches
- Aerial Powers and Renee Montgomery leading Q&A sessions about being a professional athlete and building a brand
- itspikaaa and Trisha Hershberger discussing online engagement and how to build a successful stream
- Breakout sessions with 2KL coaches on topics including 2K gameplay strategy
On Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET, tune into Aerial Powers’ stream on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch channel to catch gameplay from the Women in Gaming Development Camp.
NBA 2K League’s Women in Gaming Initiative
This fall, for the first time, the NBA 2K League collaborated with two Pro-Am teams, BallHerAlert and HeartCrushers, which featured some of the top female 2K players as they competed in Pro-Am tournaments.
From November – December, the NBA 2K League hosted remote gameplay sessions where top female 2K players were matched up with 2K League pros in 5-on-5 scrimmage play. All sessions were attended by NBA 2K League coaches, GMs and scouts.
A selection committee comprised of NBA 2K League representatives will consider top performers identified across all parts of the Women in Gaming initiative, including the camp, Pro-Am teams, and remote gameplay sessions, for eligibility for the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft.
In all cases, draft eligibility is contingent on passing a background check and satisfying all NBA 2K League eligibility requirements.
Additional details about the 2021 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 YouTube (NBA 2K League) and visit NBA 2K League.com.