Loco Announces eSports Competition NBA 2K League 2021
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | June 16, 2021 | News
Loco DoorDash NBA 2K League 2021
Game streaming platform Loco has announced The NBA 2K League 2021, a basketball esports competition. The 16-week season will be launch on 19 May with the ‘TIPOFF’ powered by AT&T and will conclude 4 September 2021 with league finals delivered by DoorDash.
Continuing the partnership that started with 2020 NBA 2K League playoffs and finals delivered by DoorDash, NBA 2K League games will be streamed every week, Thursday to Sunday, 7 pm onwards on the platform. Across the 23 teams, the 2021 season will feature 10 international players from five countries.
Anirudh Pandita, Founder, Pocket Aces, said, “Game streaming and esports had a banner year in 2020 with audiences growing at a record rate in India. Loco has been at the forefront of the game streaming movement in entertainment and has played a critical role in developing the gaming community in India. In 2020, we worked closely with the NBA 2K League to lay the foundation for this category in India and we are excited to work with them to make this season’s experience even more interactive and enjoyable for fans in India.”
Sunny Malik, Head of Global Content and Media Distribution, NBA India, said, “We are thrilled to present the 2021 NBA 2K League action on Loco as a part of our ongoing partnership and look forward to delivering yet another exciting season and expanding our reach in the ever-growing esports community and fan base in India.”
The NBA 2K League will award $1.5 million prize money across stages.
The season will run from 19 May to 4 September 2021, and feature 23 teams with 10 international players vying for US$1.5mn in prize money.