YouTube to stream NBA 2K eSports
April 11, 2019
The NBA 2K League, a professional eSports league for players of the basketball video game, has announced that YouTube will stream live broadcasts of all its games this season.
The coverage includes the league’s 230+ regular-season, playoff and finals games. Games take place at the league’s studio in the New York City borough of Queens.
The NBA 2K League is “one of the very few leagues that we were not streaming on YouTube already,” Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s global head of gaming, told Reuters.
YouTube has a strong relationship with the NBA. It was the first US major sports league to launch a dedicated YouTube channel, and YouTube was also the first presenting partner of the NBA and WNBA Finals.