NBA 2K League Play Set To Begin May 1
DETROIT, Mich. – The Pistons Gaming Team unveiled today the rendering of its official court that will be used for home games played as part of NBA 2K League competition.
The court features the PistonsGT logo at center court in blue with naming marks covering the length of both baselines. Additional color detail included Pistons GT red marking both keys on the home and away ends of the court.
“We’re pleased to unveil our official home court for Pistons GT as we prepare to begin competition,” said Mike Donnay, who directs Pistons GT business operations. “Our goal with the court was to maintain clean lines while accentuating our team colors and branding with vibrancy.”
The 15-week NBA 2K League regular season will begin on May 1, comprising 12 weeks of matchups and three weeks of tournaments. Pistons GT will play three games on Tuesday as part of the NBA 2K Tip-Off Tournament beginning at 5 p.m. EST.
All 17 teams will compete in a minimum of 19 games, including 14 regular-season games and three additional tournaments. Tournament results will not count toward a team’s 14-game regular-season record, but will serve as a tiebreaker for the postseason. Playoff seeding will be determined by regular-season standings. Throughout the season, teams will be competing for $1 million prize money across the three tournaments and playoffs.
Weekly matchups will take place on Fridays and Saturdays with staggered game windows to provide convenient viewing for both domestic and international audiences. The official Pistons GT regular season schedule has yet to be announced.
Pistons GT is one of 17 franchises participating in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League, a professional esports league featuring the best NBA 2K players in the world. The NBA 2K League is the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league. According to Newzoo, by 2020 the esports industry is expected to grow to $1.5 billion worldwide while the audience for esports is expected to reach 557 million by 2021, including 250 million dedicated enthusiasts and 307 million occasional viewers.