2021 NBA 2K LEAGUE DRAFT TO BE HELD MARCH 13

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 22: Managing Director of the NBA 2K League, Brendan Donohue poses for a group photo with all the draftees on stage before the NBA 2K League Draft on February 22, 2020 at Terminal 5 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Steve Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

The NBA 2K League announced that the fourth annual NBA 2K League Draft will take place at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 13.  This will be held virtually and live-streamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

During the four-round draft, all 23 NBA 2K League teams will complete their six-person roster. The first overall pick will be Lakers Gaming, the second overall pick will be Pacers Gaming, and the third overall pick will be the Gen. G Tigers of Shanghai. 76 players who competed in the 2020 season were retained by their teams during the offseason, leaving 62 roster spots available. For the complete draft order, click here.

Up to 100 prospects and select team’ war rooms’ will join the draft broadcast through live look-ins from their locations around the world, and select picks will be announced by NBA 2K League President Brendan Donohue. Through Twitch’s Command Center, the broadcast will also feature a range of viewing options, clips from the original content series “Draft Hopefuls” and “NBA 2KL: Drive to Draft,” of the NBA 2K League, and surprise guests from the 2K community and beyond announcing picks and providing commentary.

More than 250 players will make up the 2021 draft pool.  In addition to players from last season, the draft pool also includes players who earned eligibility through the NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series, international qualifying events over the last two offseasons, and the NBA 2K League Women in Gaming initiative, or by being identified by the NBA 2K League and its teams as high-performing players in the 2K community.  The complete draft pool will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Draft night is one of the most exciting nights of the NBA 2K League calendar and the culmination of a dream come true for the best NBA 2K players in the world,” said Donohue.  “Coming off a transformational season that saw No. 1 overall pick JBM play a key role in Wizards District Gaming winning a championship, we’re looking forward to celebrating the more than 250 elite men and women who have earned draft eligibility with a night of celebrity guests and behind-the-scenes stories.”

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