NBA 2K League Teams: Charlotte Hornets Affiliate To Join 2020 Season, Knicks Gaming Begins Title Defense

With the NBA 2K League underway for the 2019 season, news arrived on Wednesday about next season. There will be another new team joining the current group of 21 total squads. That team will represent the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, according to a press release. Meanwhile, the action continues for the 2K teams looking to win the first tournmanet of the new seaosn.

Hornets affilate to join NBA 2K League 2020

The Charlotte Hornets will officially become the 22nd team in the NBA 2K League, starting in the 2020 season, per the league’s website. Hornets President and Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield expressed the organization’s excitement over the announcement.

Whitfield said, “Our NBA 2K League affiliate will provide us with another opportunity to extend the HSE (Hornets Sports Entertainment) brand and reach a highly-coveted as well as hard to reach younger demographic of fans.  We look forward to joining the NBA 2K League in 2020 and bringing the exciting, fast-paced and entertaining esports action to the fans of Charlotte.”

A number of new 2K League teams are making their debut for the 2019 season. They include the Nets GC, Lakers Gaming, and T-Wolves Gaming squads.

NBA 2K League enters Day 2 of season

Day 1 of the 2019 NBA 2K League season began on Tuesday with the start of THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T. Among the teams in action were the reigning champions Knicks Gaming who received their championship rings. Unfortunately, they suffered a loss to NetsGC in their first matchup of the brand new season. That bodes well for one of the league’s newest squads who certainly were impressive in their debut.

Other results from Day 1 of 2K League’s THE TIPOFF included Mavs Gaming defeating Cavs Gaming 50-43 and Magic Gaming with a 72-70 victory over Knicks Gaming. So far, the reigning champs have opened their title defense season at 0-2.

There are still plenty more games to come, as Day 2 went live on Wednesday (Apr. 3). Here’s a look at the featured matchups for the second day of league action.

Viewers can check out all of the action each day on the NBA 2K League Twitch Channel here.

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