0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyAbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc3 years ago Take-Two should buy Sports Illustrated to bolster their esports (2K League) endeavor. Twitch signs multi-year deal with NBA 2K LeagueFirst media rights deal for the NBA and Take-Two’s esports endeavor will see up to 199 games aired live on streaming siteBrendan SinclairManaging EditorWednesday 18th April 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe NBA 2K League tips off May 1, and all the action will be broadcast on Twitch. The video streaming site and the league today announced a multiyear partnership that will see Twitch air live streams of every NBA 2K League game.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Earlier this month, Twitch aired the NBA 2K League’s initial draft, during which each of the 17 teams in the league picked a roster of six players. Between the regular season, three in-season tournaments, and playoffs, Twitch is committed to live streaming as many as 199 games this year, with each contest also viewable on-demand later on.”From video games to real games, the NBA continues to innovate around basketball when it comes to engaging with the Twitch community,” Twitch head of esports programs Justin Dellario said. “By partnering with Twitch for the NBA 2K League, that pioneering spirit will continue to be reflected when we elevate this latest entry to the world of competitive gaming with interactive features and our global stage.”This is the second deal Twitch has signed with an NBA affiliated league. Late last year it began live streaming games from the NBA’s developmental arm, the G League.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesMTG loses money in Q1 despite greater revenuesESL Gaming parent company doesn’t expect a significant return to live esports events until 2022By Brendan Sinclair 12 days agoGrid secures $10m in Series A fundingGerman-based esports data company will use the “investment to take on the US”By Jeffrey Rousseau A month agoLatest comments (2)AbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc3 years ago Go Take-Two Interactive (TTWO)!Note: Interestingly, Take-Two used to own 2% of Amazon years ago before Amazon acquired them.