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

Delfin Dioquino
PH players can join NBA 2K League with Asia-Pacific tourney
In the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League, players earned from $32,000 to $35,000 along with a myriad of benefits

MANILA, Philippines – The path to the NBA for Filipinos has become a little bit wider – on esports, at least.

Top NBA 2K players in the country can now have a crack at seeing action in the NBA 2K League with the league hosting a pre-draft, invitational tournament in the Asia-Pacific region. 

NBA 2K League managing director Brendan Donohue broke the news on Friday, November 16, as the league enters a new season. 

“We’re going to look to find 20 or 30 players from the Asia-Pacific region. They’ll be invited to take a part in this based on their performance in Combine or also in prior tournaments,” he said. 


Qualified players will be invited to compete in an in-person tournament, with the winners automatically becoming eligible for the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. 

There would be at least 150 new players who would be eligible for the draft and they will vie for roster spots among the 21 teams. 

In the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League, players earned from $32,000 to $35,000 along with medical insurance, housing costs and a retirement plan. – Rappler.com

 

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.