NBA 2K League remote play will continue through week 11 of the regular season, the league announced Monday.
The league has been in a remote play format since the season began on May 5, and will continue in the same format until at least July 17, week 11 of the regular season. A remote Tipoff Tournament was also announced for next week.
Remote play has been a new feature of the NBA 2K League season thus far due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teams compete remotely from their local facilities or apartments, state restrictions permitting. Rather than the customary single-game format as played under normal circumstances at the NBA 2K League studio, teams now play a best-of-three series, with the series winner earning one regular-season win.
While the league has seen a number of in-game disconnects and postponements due to connectivity issues, remote play has been a success on the whole. Most games have gone on relatively unaffected, and the intricate production has been strong. Linear platforms such as ESPN 2 and Sportsnet have picked up the gameplay broadcast in addition to the league’s Twitch and YouTube channels.