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Cleveland man becomes first ever pick in National Basketball Association 2K League draft

Cleveland man becomes first ever pick in National Basketball Association 2K League draft

He's played for Breakout Gaming's National Basketball Association 2K18 Pro-Am squad and Still Trill in the National Basketball Association 2K All-Star Weekend Tournament Championship.

The game is typically played on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but a surprise decision has been made by the founders of the league to play it on PC. All 17 teams will select one player from each position - point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center - along with one wildcard player. Players can also sign endorsement deals to earn additional money, the league previously announced.

The teams will compete for a $1 million prize pool this season.

Once players are drafted, they will be provided housing in their team's local market. Basically, it's a a professional esports league that was co-founded by the National Basketball Association and Take-Two Interactive Software.

One of the early questions involving the National Basketball Association 2K League would be what console the game would be played on.

Intel, meanwhile, will power Alienware's PCs with its 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor whilst serving as the presenting partner of the National Basketball Association 2K League Studio for a multi-year period.

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There's been plenty of discussion about the creation of the National Basketball Association 2K League over the past year or so, and on Wednesday the league held its inaugural draft in New York City.

Depending on your exposure to esports, the idea of NBA TV airing the 2K League draft is either perfectly sensible or really, really confusing.

The NBA 2K18 League will partner with Dell and Intel to provide Alienware computers for competitions and for teams' training facilities.

"Our partnerships with Dell and Intel give us the ability to utilise state-of-the-art hardware and technology that will optimise league play and the viewing experience for fans around the world", said Brendan Donohue, the National Basketball Association 2K League managing director.

The league is set to start its inaugural season with 17 of the NBA's 30 franchises participating in the festivities.


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