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NBA 2K League Season 3 Draft Lottery: What Will Happen?

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The third NBA 2K League Draft Lottery will be held on Friday, October 4th at the National Basketball Association (NBA) office in New York City.  The NBA 2K League Draft Lottery will determine the order of selection for the 13 lottery teams in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.  The two expansion teams, Hornets Venom GT and Gen.G’s recently announced NBA 2K League team, are ineligible to win the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery but will hold the fifth and sixth picks in each round of the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.

Fourteen ping-pong balls numbered 1 through 14 will be placed in a lottery machine.  There are 1,001 possible combinations when four balls are drawn out of 14, without regard to their order of selection.  Prior to the lottery, 1,000 of those 1,001 combinations will be assigned to the 13 participating lottery teams.  If drawn, the combination 11-12-13-14 is disregarded to preserve an even 1,000 combinations.  By inverse order of their regular-season records, Pistons GT, Lakers Gaming and Knicks Gaming share the same chance of receiving the No. 1 overall draft pick and will be assigned the same number of combinations (150 each).  Grizz Gaming, the best team in the lottery at 9-7, will have 10 combinations out of 1,000.

The drawing process occurs in the following manner: All 14 balls are placed in the lottery machine and are mixed for 20 seconds; then the first ball is removed.  The remaining balls are mixed in the lottery machine for another 10 seconds, and then the second ball is drawn.  There is a 10-second mix, and then the third ball is drawn.  There is a 10-second mix, and then the fourth ball is drawn.  The team that has been assigned any combination of the first four numbers drawn will receive the number one pick.  The same process is repeated with the same ping-pong balls and lottery machine for the second pick and then again for the third pick.

If the same team comes up more than once, the result is discarded and another four-ball combination is selected.  Also, if the one unassigned combination is drawn, the result is discarded and the balls are drawn again.  The length of time the balls are mixed is monitored by a timekeeper who faces away from the machine and signals the machine operator after the appropriate amount of time has elapsed.

The order of selection for the teams that were in the draft lottery but do not win one of the top three picks will be determined by inverse order of their regular-season record.  Thus, Pistons GT can pick no lower than fourth, Lakers Gaming can pick no lower than seventh and Knicks Gaming can pick no lower than eighth.

The order of the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft will run as follows: 1) top-four lottery teams, 2) two expansion teams, 3) remaining nine lottery teams, and 4) eight playoff teams.  While the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft will be a “fixed” draft, the two expansion teams will reverse order each round.

The teams that qualified to participate in the 2019 NBA 2K League Playoffs will select in inverse order of their playoff finishes.  For instances where teams were eliminated in the same playoff round, draft order will be determined by the inverse order of the teams’ seeding in the playoffs.

The 2020 NBA 2K League Draft order is subject to change based on trades and additional player retainment.

More details on the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft will be announced at a later date.

2020 NBA 2K League Draft Order (FIRST ROUND)

1. Lottery Team
2. Lottery Team
3. Lottery Team
4. Lottery Team
5. Expansion Team
6. Expansion Team
7. Lottery Team
8. Lottery Team
9. Lottery Team
10. Lottery Team
11. Lottery Team
12. Lottery Team
13. Lottery Team
14. Lottery Team
15. Lottery Team
16. Pacers Gaming
17. Kings Guard Gaming
18. Mavs Gaming
19. Blazer5 Gaming
20. Warriors Gaming Squad
21. Celtics Crossover Gaming
22. 76ers GC
23. T-Wolves Gaming


NBA 2K LEAGUE DRAFT LOTTERY CHANCES (Out of 1,000)

The following are the 13 teams in the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery.  These teams did not qualify for the 2019 NBA 2K League Playoffs.  Each team will be assigned a certain number of combinations out of 1,000.  The third column below lists the number of combinations each team will have in the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery.  The fourth column below lists the percentage chances that each team will have of getting the first overall pick in the NBA 2K League Draft.

2020 NBA 2K League Draft Lottery Probabilities

Pistons GT
Lakers Gaming
Knicks Gaming
Hawks Talon GC
Heat Check Gaming
NetsGC
Wizards District Gaming
Jazz Gaming
Raptors Uprising GC
Bucks Gaming
Cavs Legion GC
Magic Gaming
Grizz Gaming
2-14
3-13
4-12
5-11
6-10
7-9
7-9
8-8
8-8
8-8
8-8
9-7
9-7
150
150
150
125
100
85
70
55
40
30
20
15
10
15%
15%
15
12.5%
10%
8.5%
7%
5.5%
4%
3%
2%
1.5%
1%


NBA 2K LEAGUE EXPANSION DRAFT LOTTERY: WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

The second NBA 2K League Expansion Draft Lottery will also be held on Friday, October 4 at the NBA office in New York City to determine the draft order in the 2019 NBA 2K League Expansion Draft. The 2019 NBA 2K League Expansion Draft will begin the roster construction of the two expansion teams, Hornets Venom GT and Gen.G’s recently announced NBA 2K League team.

10 balls will be mixed in the lottery machine and mixed for 20 seconds.  Each expansion team will be assigned five balls. After being mixed for 20 seconds, one ball will be drawn out to determine who will have the first pick in the expansion draft.  The expansion draft will consist of three rounds, with each team’s third-round pick being optional.  Expansion teams have the option of selecting a third player in the expansion draft if they forgo their second-round pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. The expansion draft will be a snake draft, so the pick order will alternate in the second and third rounds (i.e. 1, 2, 2, 1, 1*, 2*).

*Indicates optional picks

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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“theScore esports” Reaches One Million Subscriber Milestone

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Score Media and Gaming Inc. has announced that its YouTube channel “theScore esports” has reached one million subscriber milestone.

The milestone is a result of the channel’s strategy to break-down the barriers that often make the subject of esports inaccessible for many, producing content for both hardcore and casual gaming fans alike through the largest dedicated esports content team anywhere.

“We’re incredibly proud of our growth rate and the success we’ve found across theScore esports’ video franchises. Our focus is on producing premium video storytelling that is equally entertaining and approachable for all levels of fandom. We’re thrilled at how audiences have responded to our content, and we thank our loyal fanbase for all of their support in helping us hit one million subscribers,” Aubrey Levy, VP of Content and Marketing at theScore said.

“As we’ve already seen through our recent partnerships with Ubisoft and Nvidia, the reach and engagement of our video content has also created exciting opportunities for brands. Through our in-house team of esports industry experts and content creators, theScore esports is the perfect partner for those looking to engage with a large and highly-coveted audience of competitive gaming fans,” Aubrey Levy added.

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British Esports Association launches new Women in Esports campaign

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The British Esports Association has launched a brand new campaign to celebrate females within the esports industry. From casters to professional players, marketeers to production specialists and more, there is a vast amount of talent in the esports industry to shout about.

30.4% of esports viewership is made up of women, according to a report by Interpret in Q4 2018, and that number has risen 6.5% over the past three years. But there is still plenty of room for growth, not to mention a lack of female esports players at the top level.

Several females have taken part in the British Esports Championships for schools and colleges, including a few from the Farnborough Falcons League of Legends and Overwatch teams who played at the live finals at the NEC in Birmingham. There was also an all-female Overwatch roster competing in season 2 from Carmel College.

It’s showing that the interest in esports for females is rising, and the British Esports Association wants to provide an initiative to help support females who are aspiring to be professional gamers as well as those looking into career prospects.

Through this campaign, British Esports wants to help raise awareness and improve inclusivity in esports similarly to other organisations such as Women in Games/Women in Esports, Women of Esports, AnyKey, FemaleLegends and more. It hopes to work alongside them to promote diversity together.

As a national body, its aims are to support esports and provide expertise and advice. To be able to provide balanced advice, it has decided to launch this campaign to get perspectives from females within the esports industry. The campaign will cover the British Esports Association’s key aims:

  • To promote esports in the UK and increase its level of awareness
  • To improve the standard of UK esports
  • To inspire future talent

The Women in Esports campaign will be something British Esports does continuously as an organisation and has no campaign end date.

The Association will be running numerous activities throughout the Women in Esports campaign, such as a selection of social media campaigns, interviews across the website, Twitch channel, YouTube and much more.

The campaign is led by British Esports Association schools and colleges liaison officer Alice Leaman and marketing manager Morgan Ashurst.

Morgan Ashurst said: “It’s pinnacle at the British Esports Association that we are providing advice from numerous perspectives. The challenges and experiences I have faced personally are something for other females to be aware of when entering the scene and worthwhile knowledge to pass over to aspiring esports fanatics.”

Alice Leaman added: “By celebrating and supporting women in esports we can help increase awareness of the accessibility and inclusivity of esports. Competitive videogaming is enjoyed by diverse audiences worldwide, and by learning about different women involved, and how many have overcome challenges, we can help support wider UK talent to get involved from the grassroots up.”

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NBA 2K LEAGUE TO HOST FIRST QUALIFYING EVENT IN EUROPE

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 NBA 2K League European Invitational Will Be Held Dec. 13-14 in London 

The NBA 2K League announced that the NBA 2K League European Invitational, the league’s first-ever qualifying event in Europe, will take place Friday, Dec. 13 – Saturday, Dec. 14 in London. The two-day event will identify several elite players from Europe who will become eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft*.

The NBA 2K League European Invitational will feature 20 players from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey and the U.K. competing over two days of gameplay, including scrimmages and a double-elimination tournament, and participating in interviews with league representatives and team managers. The NBA 2K League identified players for the event through the NBA 2K League Combine, NBA 2K community Pro-Am tournaments and historical performances in NBA 2K events.

“We are excited to bring together the best NBA 2K players from across Europe for our first-ever European qualifying event,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue.  “Building on the success of last season’s APAC Invitational, which identified several draft-eligible players from the AsiaPacific region, it is important for us to further strengthen our player pool by providing more opportunities for top international players to qualify for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.”

The double-elimination tournament on Dec. 14 will be livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. At the end of the European Invitational, a committee comprised of league representatives and team managers will identify several players who will become eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.

NBA 2K League representatives who will serve as scouts at the European Invitational include Pacers Gaming Senior Director of Esports Operations and Head Coach Cody Parrent, 76ers GC Head Coach and 2019 NBA 2K League Coach of the Year Jeff Terrell, and Knicks Gaming center Harry “HazzaUK” Hurst (U.K.). Additional details about the European Invitational will be announced at a later date.

Three European players have competed in the NBA 2K League: Hurst, Jamie “vGooner-” Bull (U.K.), and Jannis “JLB” Neumann (Germany).

For more information, fans can follow the NBA 2K League on Twitter (NBA2KLeague), Instagram (nba2kleague), Facebook (NBA 2K League), Twitch (NBA2KLeague) and YouTube (NBA 2K League) and visit NBA2KLeague.com.

*Players will become draft-eligible upon passing a background check.

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