Among the perks of playing in the NBA 2K League (aside from the salary, benefits and big potential payday to get to play NBA 2K, of course) are the free housing and access to training facilities that teams will provide their players.
Now that the draft is completed and the teams are set, it’s time to take a look at where the players will be both living and working in their new cities. We put together a round-up of everything announced so far, organized alphabetically by team.
Blazer5 put together a sweet video of their player apartments just under a month ago. Stainless steel appliances, fireplaces, a rooftop lounge. All on the water. Not a bad place to end up for OneWildWalnut2k and company.
First look at the Blazer5 Gaming home base. 🏡 pic.twitter.com/70UDFwaij4
— Blazer5 Gaming (@blazer5gaming) February 7, 2018
Bucks Gaming showed the world their housing, and boy does it look nice. We’re digging the modern look.
As for the training facilities, Esports Manager for the Milwaukee Bucks Andrew Buck confirmed that the build-out has been approved. You can find more info on the training facilities in this recently published article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
I just learned the @BucksGG training center build out has been approved. I can't wait to show you guys what we're working on!
— Andrew Buck (@itskga) February 12, 2018
The Legion revealed a couple pictures of their player housing while Director of Gaming Operations Anthony Muraco confirmed that renovations on both the apartments and the training facility have begun.
.@CavsLegionGC practice facility and apartment renovations begin tomorrow! We're building something special for our staff and players. Everything will be designed to help enhance your lifestyle and professional play. Stay tuned for updates 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/o8lh33llSx
— Anthony Muraco @ Twitchcon (@AnthonyMuraco) February 28, 2018
General Manager Lang Whitaker and Grizz Gaming have been hard at work constructing the team’s training facility.
The Sacramento Kings made headlines not just in the NBA 2K community but among the general esports world when they revealed they had included a state-of-the-art esports gaming facility within Golden 1 Arena, their NBA home.
Kings Guard will have access to all the amenities of the facility, which includes “professional gaming setups”, a DJ rig, a space to hold tournaments and competitions with theater-style seating and 200 GBPS internet connection among other things.
Front Office Sports posted some more photos from the facility recently, and they look incredible.
Suffice to say that anyone drafted to Kings Guard Gaming will be well taken care of.
Magic Gaming has been one of the few teams to give the community a sneak peek of both their housing and training facilities. The team account showed off the training facilities while Magic Gaming Team Manager Chris Toussaint showed off a poolside view of the housing.
— Chris Toussaint (@christssnt) December 6, 2017
Mavs GG entered the housing arms race soon after Blazer5, giving us a look at their cozy entertainment (or perhaps film?) room. The team also showed off the beginning of construction for its training facility.
We officially have started building in our state of the art esports facility. This is just the first half.
We are building for the future, and have so much more to show you in the next coming months.
— Mavs Gaming (@MavsGG) March 1, 2018
Just today, the team revealed some renderings of what the finished product of its training facilities will look like.
Indiana Fever and Pacers Gaming President Kelly Krauskopf gave us a small peek at the Pacers Gaming training facilities while the team posted some recent progress.
— Kelly Krauskopf (@FeverPrez) January 26, 2018
— Pacers Gaming (@Pacers_Gaming) March 7, 2018
What we know about the Pacers Gaming living quarters is that they have a good old fashioned bocce ball court on their roof. Classic. We better see some videos of the Pacers Gaming house playing some bocce, Cody. Not a bad view of Indianapolis at all, though.
But… do you have a bocce ball court on your roof? pic.twitter.com/vhWBrofrJt
— Pacers Gaming (@Pacers_Gaming) March 8, 2018
Wizards DG have been hard at work building their new practice facility. The team teased some construction shots on Twitter and released a video containing a “virtual tour” of the facilities once they are completed. The tour included custom lockers for the players, custom desks and a custom carpet—they’re all-in on the customization thing—among other amenities.
— Wizards District Gaming (@WizardsDG) February 12, 2018
And, perhaps saving the best for last, the team posted a video of where their new players will live. Fresh Prince JT, Shump and the rest of the Wizards DG crew won’t have complaints about this one.
As we are officially one week away from the first ever @NBA2KLeague draft, we wanted to give players a little taste of where they'll be living. Check it out! 🔥🔥 #WizardsDG #NBA2KLEAGUE #NBA2KLeagueDraft pic.twitter.com/J5yqm5bwyB
— Wizards District Gaming (@WizardsDG) March 28, 2018
Based on housing and facilities, which team would you like to most play for? Let us know on Twitter at @DIMER2K!