The NBA 2K League will open its third season on March 24 in the new NBA 2K League Studio in New York. The new space replaces the eSports league’s previous home in Long Island City, Queens for the past two seasons.
The 13,600-square-foot studio at 508 West 37th Street in midtown Manhattan, about a mile from Madison Square Garden will host the third season of the NBA 2K League and can hold audiences up to 200 people.
The league also revealed the season schedule, with each team playing 16 regular-season games. Selected teams will host rivalry matches and round-robin events in their local markets. All 23 teams will have five bye weeks during the season, including a league-wide bye week July 1-4.
NB2K League’s $1.4 million prize pool is increased by $200,000 from last year’s pool. The first two tournaments, The Tipoff and The Turn, receive a payout of $150,000 and $230,000, respectively. Each of the round-robin events has a prize pool of $20,000 up for grabs. A majority of the season’s winnings will be earned in the NBA 2K League season 3 playoffs. A total of $900,000 is available to teams who earn playoff spots. The league champions will secure $420,000 of that pool.
NBA2K League playoffs will commence July 29, with the finals starting Aug. 8.