The NBA 2K League announced that it has partnered with Champion Ahtletic for the brand to serve as the league’s official outfitter.
The company will outfit all 21 teams with game uniforms, warmup, travel, and practice apparel, as well as modifying the player avatars’ in-game uniforms.
“We are thrilled to have an iconic brand like Champion as our official outfitter,” NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue said. “Champion’s authentic designs and innovative products make them a great partner for the league, and we can’t wait to see our teams compete in their new uniforms this season.
“The need for esports apparel is quickly evolving and Champion is pleased to be an integral part of this historical opportunity,” said Champion Group President-Global Activewear Jon Ram. “Being the official outfitters for the NBA 2K League is an exciting and pivotal opportunity for Champion to continue our evolution and expansion to outfit teams within the esports and traditional sports communities. Together we can push the boundaries and bring esports to a wider audience.”
The 2019 NBA 2K League Draft will begin at 5 p.m. ET and will be livestreamed on the league’s Twitch channel. The Draft will consist of four rounds, and all 21 teams will draft players to complete their six-person roster. Jazz Gaming will have the first pick, as determined by the league’s Draft Lottery, which took place in September 2018.