NBA 2K League Draft 2021 Details Revealed

Details of the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft were revealed by the NBA 2K League today. The event will be held on March 13, 2021 and live streamed via NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. The draft pool will include over 250 players and for 62 open rosters spots for the upcoming fourth season of the 2K esports league.

Parting from previous years, the NBA 2K League Combine format was changed from an open gym format to prospects being chosen via tournaments.

Read below for the full press release and NBA 2K League 2021 Draft Order.

2021 NBA 2K League Draft to be Held on March 13

The NBA 2K League announced today that the fourth annual NBA 2K League Draft will be held virtually on Saturday, March 13 at 7 p.m. ET and livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

All 23 NBA 2K League teams will complete their six-person roster during the four-round draft.  Lakers Gaming will have the first overall pick, Pacers Gaming will have the second overall pick, and the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai will have the third overall pick.  During the offseason, 76 players who competed in the 2020 season were retained by their teams, leaving 62 roster spots available.  For the complete draft order, click here.

Up to 100 prospects and select team “war rooms” will join the draft broadcast through live look-ins from their locations around the world, and NBA 2K League President Brendan Donohue will announce select picks.  The broadcast will also feature a variety of viewing options through Twitch’s Command Center, clips of NBA 2K League original content series “Draft Hopefuls” and “NBA 2KL: Drive to Draft”, and surprise guests from the 2K community and beyond announcing picks and providing commentary.

The 2021 draft pool will consist of more than 250 players.  In addition to unretained players from last season, the draft pool also includes players who earned eligibility through the NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Seriesinternational qualifying events over the last two offseasons, and the NBA 2K League Women in Gaming initiative, or by being identified by the NBA 2K League and its teams as high-performing players in the 2K community.  The complete draft pool will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Draft night is one of the most exciting nights of the NBA 2K League calendar and the culmination of a dream come true for the best NBA 2K players in the world,” said Donohue.  “Coming off a transformational season that saw No. 1 overall pick JBM play a key role in Wizards District Gaming winning a championship, we’re looking forward to celebrating the more than 250 elite men and women who have earned draft eligibility with a night of celebrity guests and behind-the-scenes stories.”

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2021 NBA 2K League Draft Order 

  1. Lakers Gaming
  2. Pacers Gaming
  3. Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai
  4. Pistons GT
  5. Celtics Crossover Gaming
  6. Celtics Crossover Gaming
  7. Heat Check Gaming
  8. Hornets Venom GT
  9. Knicks Gaming
  10. Knicks Gaming
  11. Hawks Talon GC
  12. 76ers GC
  13. Warriors Gaming Squad
  14. Grizz Gaming
  15. Hornets Venom GT
  16. Grizz Gaming
  17. Celtics Crossover Gaming
  18. Bucks Gaming
  19. Kings Guard Gaming
  20. Jazz Gaming
  21. Cavs Legion GC
  22. Warriors Gaming Squad
  23. Wizards District Gaming
  24. Lakers Gaming (2nd Round begins)
  25. Pistons GT
  26. Pacers Gaming
  27. Mavs Gaming
  28. CLTX Gaming
  29. Heat Check Gaming
  30. Warriors Gaming Squad
  31. Magic Gaming
  32. Grizz Gaming
  33. NetsGC
  34. Hawks Talon GC
  35. NetsGC
  36. Grizz Gaming
  37. Bucks Gaming
  38. Lakers Gaming (3rd Round begins)
  39. Pistons GT
  40. Pacers Gaming
  41. Cavs Legion GC
  42. 76ersGC
  43. Heat Check Gaming
  44.  Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai
  45.  Magic Gaming
  46. Knicks Gaming
  47. Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai
  48. Hawks Talon GC
  49. 76ers GC
  50. T-Wolves Gaming
  51. T-Wolves Gaming
  52. Mavs Gaming
  53. Hornets Venom GT
  54. Bucks Gaming
  55.  Kings Guard Gaming
  56. Jazz Gaming
  57. Raptors Uprising GC
  58. NetsGC
  59. Wizards District Gaming
  60. Lakers Gaming (4th Round begins)
  61.  Pistons GT
  62. Cavs Legion GC

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