NEW YORK – The NBA 2K League today announced that the second annual NBA 2K League All-Star presented by Google Pixel will be held in Los Angeles at The Novo on Friday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Stadium and the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. For the first time, the 2022 NBA 2K League All-Star event will include both 5v5 and 3v3 gameplay formats and will award a total of $30,000 to participants. Information on how fans can register for free tickets to attend will be shared at a later date.
“As we returned to in-person play this season, we have been reminded that the excitement and one-of-a-kind atmosphere of live NBA 2K League events is unparalleled,” said NBA 2K League President Brendan Donohue. “It is really fitting that our league’s top talent will compete on one stage in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.”
The rosters for the 5v5 portion of the event will be determined by votes among fans, current NBA 2K League players, head coaches and general managers, and a media panel. 5v5 players will be broken into two teams of six, representing the Eastern and Western conferences. For the 3v3 portion of the event, for each game, All-Star head coaches will be able to select any of their conference’s 5v5 All-Stars to be included in their lineup. Additionally, a fan-selected amateur player from one of the two amateur teams (Handlez, Rim Runners) that qualified for the NBA2KL Championships through the Coinbase NBA2KL 3v3 BLACKTOP SERIES will be available to each All-Star head coach as a lineup option.
The NBA 2K League All-Star presented by Google Pixel rosters will be announced during the week of Sept. 5 on the league’s social channels. Each head coach in the 2022 NBA2KL 5v5 Finals will lead the team from their conference and select the All-Star starters.
A $20,000 prize pool will be awarded during the 5v5 All-Star competition, a best-of-three series played on NBA 2K23’s 5v5 Pro-Am mode. The 3v3 competition will be a best-of-five series featuring a $10,000 prize pool, with players competing on NBA 2K23’s 3v3 Pro-Am mode.
In celebration of the league’s fifth anniversary season, the NBA 2K League will also announce and present five major awards honoring top performers from 2022, including Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Amateur Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year.
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About the NBA 2K League
The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features 24 teams and the best NBA 2K players in the world. NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Coinbase, Dash Radio, Google, Loco, Mondelēz International, SAP, Snickers, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sport1, SPS, Wilson and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.