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NBA 2K League drafts first ever female player for 2019 season

Published: 6/Mar/2019 10:23 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 10:34

by Matt Porter

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History was made in the NBA 2K League as Chiquita ‘Chiquitae126’ Evans became the competition’s first female competitor to be drafted into the league.

The draft for the NBA 2K League took place on Tuesday, February 5 as teams chose from the pool of 198 NBA 2K players hoping to secure a spot on an organization for the upcoming season.

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It was during the fourth and final round of the draft that Evans made history, as 2K League General Manager Brendan Donohue announced that she had been selected by Warriors Gaming, the NBA 2K squad that represents the Golden State Warriors. The pick is a massive moment for women in esports, but for the NBA 2K League itself, who have worked over the last year to encourage more women to compete in the league. 

Screengrab: NBA 2K LeagueChiquita Evans was drafted in the fourth round.

While most of the 198 players had already left after being drafted, the announcement that Evans would be joining Warriors Gaming was met with a huge ovation from the remaining crowd, many of whom were still waiting to see if they would be drafted themselves.

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Following the announcement that she had made it to the league, an emotional Evans stated: “I feel blessed. I want to be the best teammate I can be. Whatever role the team needs me to play, that’s what I’ll be.”

Evans joins a Warriors Gaming squad aiming to rebuild after a disappointing first outing in the NBA 2K League, finishing 16th in the regular season with just four wins.

With the 2019 season expected to kick off in May, Evans will likely have a major role to play in helping the squad reach new heights in their second NBA 2K League campaign.

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NBA 2K21 slam dunks its way onto the PS5 in Fall 2020

Published: 11/Jun/2020 22:46

by James Busby

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Sony has revealed the next installment of its hit basketball series, NBA 2k21, will be launching in Fall 2020.

The pre-alpha footage was incredibly brief but basketball fans got to see how the new character models and lighting would look in NBA 2K21.

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Last year’s installment was plagued by various bugs and gameplay issues, but this new title looks like the upgrade fans have been asking for.

The trailer showcases New Orleans Pelicans, Zion Williamson warming up and shooting some hoops. His player model looks incredibly realistic and individual beads of sweat can even be seen dripping from his brow as he dribbles his way around the court.

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Rays of sunlight also seem to be casting soft shadows across the stadium, suggesting that dynamic lighting may also be present in this new title.

While we may not have much to go on yet, it’s certainly clear that 2K21 has never looked this good. Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait all that long for the game’s release as 2K21 will be releasing Fall 2020.

We definitely can’t wait to start making those all-important slam dunks, and we’ll be updating you when we hear more news, so make sure you stay tuned for all the latest info.

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