USA Basketball is venturing into esports. This weekend, 30 top NBA 2K players were invited participate in virtual tryouts.
.@USABasketball will jump into the esports space by holding USA Basketball E-National Team tryouts with 30 invitees.https://t.co/7iPRKY5q8C— The Esports Observer (@esportsobserved) November 5, 2020
Basketball coaches, managers, and a NBA 2K League community ambassador will chose the members of the team. Thirty players will be broken into six teams and play a “round robin” tournament. A team of five starters and two reserves who are American citizens over the age of sixteen will be chosen.
Esports is competitive level gaming. It has become as popular in some venues as the sports themselves. Before the pandemic, packed arenas would watch as gamers earned millions of dollars on competitive gaming.
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