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NBA 2K League Season 5 Tips Off

NBA 2K League Season 5

With Magic Gaming finally taking the court in a loss (56-82) to Raptors Uprising GC, Season 5 of the NBA 2K League officially began for all teams. TGH provides an overview of the NBA 2K League and what to expect this coming season.


NBA 2K League History

Founded in February 2017, the NBA 2K League is an esports league centered around the NBA 2K series; sponsored by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive. The inaugural season of the NBA 2K League tipped off in May of 2018, with Knicks Gaming winning the initial championship. Originally having only 17 NBA teams represented in the league, the NBA 2K League now includes 24 total teams.

NBA 2K League Breakdown

Below is a breakdown of each team in the NBA 2K League:

Team NBA Affiliation League History

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76ers GC

Philadelphia 76ers 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Blazer5 Gaming
Portland Trail Blazers 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Bucks Gaming
Milwaukee Bucks 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Cavs Legion Gaming
Cleveland Cavaliers 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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DUX Gaming
N/A 2022 (Inaugural Season)
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Celtics Crossover Gaming

Boston Celtics 2018 (Inaugural Season)

Gen.G Tigers Shanghai
N/A 2020 (Inaugural Season)

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Grizz Gaming
Memphis Grizzlies 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Hawks Talon GC
Atlanta Hawks 2019 (Inaugural Season)

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Hornets Venom GT
Charlotte Hornets 2020 (Inaugural Season)

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Heat Check Gaming
Miami Heat 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Jazz Gaming
Utah Jazz 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Kings Guard Gaming
Sacramento Kings 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Knicks Gaming
New York Knicks Season 1 Champions (2018)

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Lakers Gaming
Los Angeles Lakers 2019 (Inaugural Season)

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Magic Gaming
Orlando Magic 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Mavs Gaming
Dallas Mavericks 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Nets GC
Brooklyn Nets 2019 (Inaugural Season)

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Pacers Gaming
Indiana Pacers 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Pistons GT
Detroit Pistons 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Raptors Uprising GC
Toronto Raptors 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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T-Wolves Gaming
Minnesota Timberwolves Season 2 Champions (2019)

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Warriors Gaming Squad
Golden State Warriors 2018 (Inaugural Season)

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Wizards District Gaming
Washington Wizards Season 4 Champions(2021) Season 3 Champions (2020)

Images courtesy of NBA 2K League

NBA 2K League Overview

With a league of now 24 teams, the expansion of the NBA 2K league has brought in a wide range of talented players. To qualify for the league, prospective players competed in a Pro-AM tournament and combine over the course of a month. The top talent was then invited to the NBA 2K League draft; held virtually this season and livestreamed on the NBA 2K Twitch/YouTube channels. Over the course of the next 6 months 52 players will have the opportunity to represent NBA teams as the top talent within the NBA 2K community.

The TIPOFF

Group play for Season 5 of the NBA 2K League begins with THE TIPOFF, where each team will compete in tournament play over the next 3 weeks. Fans can watch gameplay on Youtube Gaming and Twitch, with action taking place on Tuesday-Friday evenings nightly. 

As THE TIPOFF continues over the next week, TGH will continue to provide coverage of the top action and in-depth profiles of teams during the season. Stay on the lookout for continued coverage of the NBA 2K League over the course of the season.


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