The NBA 2K League today announced details regarding how prospective players can participate in the first stage of qualifying for the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. The first stage of qualifying will begin on Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. MT and will run through Monday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. MT.
- To measure commitment and skill, each player will be required to win 100 games in NBA 2K19’s Pro-Am mode or at the Jordan Rec Center, and win at least 50 percent of their games, in order to advance in the process.
- For example:
- If a player competes in 300 games, they must win 150 of their games to achieve a 50% winning percentage in order to qualify.
- If a player wins 100 games, but competes in more than 200, they will not qualify.
- If a player does not complete a game or quits while a game is in-progress, that will count as a loss.
- For example:
- Each participant must also complete an online application by Nov. 26. The online application will be available on NBA2KLeague.com in November.
- Online applications will include questions on general applicant information, gaming background, basketball IQ, NBA 2K IQ, and an audio submission about why the applicant wants to be drafted into the NBA 2K League.
- The NBA 2K League Qualifier is open to anyone around the world who has a copy of NBA 2K19 (PlayStation 4 or Xbox One), an internet connection, is in the High School class of 2018, and is 18 or older by the time the Qualifier starts.
- Winning more than 100 games will not increase a player’s standing.
- Pro-Am competition is a 5-on-5 format, with all participants using their existing MyPlayer.
- During the Qualifier, an NBA 2K League mode will exist on the main menu of NBA 2K19 for players to enter.
- Players can participate in games in Team Pro-Am or at the Jordan Rec Center in NBA 2K19.
- The 102 players who participated in season one do not need to participate in the Qualifier.
- Following the NBA 2K League Combine in December, the best players will be identified and made eligible for the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft.
- The NBA 2K League also plans to conduct one or more tournaments outside of North America to identify additional international players for the 2019 draft pool.
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Jazz Gaming owns the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. The club selected Shaka “Yeah I Compete” Browne, a point guard from Mount Vernon, N.Y., with the third overall selection in the 2018 NBA 2K League Draft. Browne and DeMar “Deedz” Butler, a power forward from Spotsylvania, Va., were protected by Jazz Gaming and will return to Utah for the second season of the NBA 2K League.