NBA 2K League postpones start of esports season due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Canadian Press

NEW YORK — The NBA 2K League is postponing the start of its 2020 esports season due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The 23-team league, which includes Raptors Uprising GC, had been scheduled to tip off March 24.

"The health and well-being of our players, teams and fans is of paramount importance," league managing director Brendan Donohue said in a statement. "We will continue to evaluate the situation and do everything possible to bring the excitement of the NBA 2K League to our fans through remote pre-season exhibitions and other content. We look forward to sharing additional information about these exhibitions and the start of the 2020 season as it becomes available."

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The esports league, embarking on its third season, plans to award US$1.4 million in prize money throughout the 2020 season.

 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2020.

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