In December, the NBA and Twitch announced an agreement to have G-League games streamed on the platform, now their partnership will expand to include coverage of the NBA 2K League.
“From video games to real games, the NBA continues to innovate around basketball when it comes to engaging with the Twitch community,” said Twitch’s Head of Esports Programs, Justin Dellario. “By partnering with Twitch for the NBA 2K League, that pioneering spirit will continue to be reflected when we elevate this latest entry to the world of competitive gaming with interactive features and our global stage.”
With 17 teams playing a minimum of 19 games each during the regular season and three additional tournaments, nearly 200 games will be broadcast on Twitch, a social – streaming company with over 15 million daily users.
“This is a groundbreaking partnership for the NBA 2K League,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. “Twitch shares our innovative spirit and commitment to putting the gaming community first, and is the ideal home to provide our passionate 2K, NBA and esports fans around the world with the opportunity to catch all the excitement of our inaugural season.”
Through their partnership with the G-League, Twitch offers innovative technology allowing fans to be further engaged and interact with the broadcast. Custom overlays and co-streaming are some of the revolutionary ideas provided by Twitch. The social-streaming company promises to use similar Extensions for the NBA 2K League.
The NBA 2K League begins May 1st and will be available to consumers through twitch.tv/nba2kleague. Games will be available on demand following each broadcast.