Wizards District Gaming Set for No. 1 Pick at 2020 NBA 2K League Draft
Draft slated for Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. ET at Terminal 5 in New York City
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the first time in franchise history, Wizards District Gaming will make the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft delivered by Panera on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Terminal 5 in New York City. Draft coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET and will be livestreamed on the league’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
Wizards District Gaming retained ReeseDaGod23 and Dayfri from last season and will complete their six-person roster at the four-round draft. Fans can register to attend the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft by visiting NBA2KLeague.com. Alarm.com is the official draft day partner of Wizards District Gaming and the Alarm.com Smart Home in Falls Church, Va., will serve as the official ‘war room’ for WDG team executives during Saturday’s draft.
With the addition of two expansion teams – Venom GT and Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai – 138 players will compete in the 2020 NBA 2K League season. Once again there will be more draft-eligible players than spots available in the league. During the offseason, 70 players who competed in the 2019 season were retained, leaving 68 roster spots available.
The draft-eligible player pool will consist of new players who were selected by the league following an extensive tryout process, players from the league’s first European Invitational, second Asia-Pacific (APAC) Invitational and 11 team-hosted Pro-Am tournaments, and unretained players from the 2019 season. The complete list of draft-eligible players will be announced prior to the draft.
Wizards District Gaming had a seven percent chance of landing the top pick at the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery that took place in October.
Applications are now being accepted for working media credentials for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft in New York City. To request a credential, please email Devon Garden (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following information: Outlet Name/website; Editor Name and email; Journalist Name(s) and email(s); Job function (Reporter, photographer, Videographer, etc…etc…); and Journalist Headshot (jpg) saved in the following format: FirstNameLastName.
Media interested in war room coverage at the Alarm.com Smart Home in Falls Church, should email Jodi (Fick) Rizzo at email@example.com.
ABOUT WIZARDS DISTRICT GAMING:
Wizards District Gaming is part of the NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Launched in 2018, the league features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Wizards DG draft and/or retain six gamers as part of a team that competes as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against 22 other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. For more information about Wizards District Gaming, visit http://www.wizardsdg.com/.
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 the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 23 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Facebook, HyperX, New Era, Panera Bread, Raynor Gaming, SCUF Gaming, and Stance. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.
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