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Meet 3 Pinoy bets in NBA 2K League Asia-Pacific

Jan 22, 2020 - 12:00 AM

Get to know top Filipino gamers Aminolah 'Rial' Polog Jr, Custer George Galas, and Lynard Clark Banzon

TOP GUNS. Asia-Pacific’s top NBA 2K League players slug it out in South Korea. Photo release

2 Pinoys vie for NBA 2K League Asia-Pacific glory

Jan 15, 2020 - 10:04 PM

Rial Polog and Custer George Galas hope to make the Philippines proud in the 2020 NBA 2K League APAC Invitational

TOP BET. Professional gamer Rial Polog hopes to be eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.

NBA 2K league adding Shanghai team in 2020

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The Gen.G Shanghai team becomes the NBA 2K's first franchise outside of North America

BIGGER FIELD. The competition gets tougher for Jazz Gaming’s MOAM and the rest of the NBA 2K cast. Photo from NBAE

Filipino NBA 2K star marvels at esports' future

Mar 24, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Just like in real play, Rial Polog – the first Filipino to become draft eligible for the NBA 2K League – says defense wins championships

BIG DREAMS. Rial Polog dreams of becoming – or seeing – the first Filipino in the NBA 2K League. Photo from Playbook eSports


Lone Filipino makes cut in NBA 2K League draft class

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) Rial Polog Jr will be the lone Filipino in the 198-strong draft class that features the best NBA 2K players from 10 countries

SENSATIONAL. Aminolah 'Rial' Datu-Ramos Polog Jr wins the NBA 2K19 Asia Tournament Finals that helped book him a slot in the league draft.  Photo from National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, Bureau of External Relations Facebook.

PH players can join NBA 2K League with Asia-Pacific tourney

Nov 16, 2018 - 3:26 PM

In the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League, players earned from $32,000 to $35,000 along with a myriad of benefits

EXPANDING. NBA 2K League opens its doors to the Asia-Pacific region. Photo from Instagram (@nba2kleague)


Scolded by parents for video gaming, ex-busser turns into NBA 2K League star

Jun 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Albano Thomallari transforms into an eSport athlete and finally gets his parents to embrace the sport

STAR. Since being drafted as the second overall pick in the inaugural NBA 2K League, Albano Thomallari has blossomed into one of the league's craftiest playmakers. Photo from NBA 2K League


From Uber driver to NBA pioneer: Shaka Browne dazzles as 2K League star

May 19, 2018 - 9:53 PM

'I wasn't born to be 6'8 but everyone has an opportunity to be in the NBA 2K League,' says Browne, the Jazz Gaming point guard

DREAM COME TRUE. Shaka Brown, also known as Yeah I Compete, plays for Utah Jazz's NBA 2K League affiliate, Jazz Gaming. Photo from Alex Lowry/Utah Jazz


Can Filipinos make it to the NBA? The 2K League just might be the route

May 08, 2018 - 5:45 PM

NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, a first-time Manila visitor, says the eSports league can be ‘truly global’

NEW BREED. NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum thinks the 2K League has created new superstar athletes. Photo from NBA Philippines

Virtual championship, real ambition as NBA launches eSport league

May 01, 2018 - 8:03 AM

A total prize pool of $1 million is up for grabs in the league featuring 17 of the 30 NBA franchises

PIONEERING. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA 2K League will have ‘a new generation of athletes.’ Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP