The Sacramento Kings announced that they will be part of the innaugural season of the NBA 2K eSports league. The league will involve 5-on-5 teams of players using personally designed players, so the participants won’t be forced to play with the current Sacramento Kings roster, they’ll just be associated with the Kings.
It’s not surprising that the Kings would be involved. Kings co-owners Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov own NRG Sports, an eSports team they founded in 2015. And of course the Kings pride themselves on being tech savvy and on the cutting edge. eSports is a rapidly growing trend, and is starting to work its way into televised events.
Other NBA teams that will participate include the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Washington Wizards.
Personally, I think the move makes a lot of sense. In my experience, the Kings are far more successful in NBA 2K than they’ve been in real life. I’ve personally led the Kings to multiple NBA Championships. I think it could help the Kings if we offer them our personal tips and experiences from NBA 2K in the comments below.