Last year, German Basketball Bundesliga side EWE Baskets Oldenburg launched it’s very own NBA 2K side. Now in its second year, the club’s esports division has secured several new partners.
Announced via the club’s esports Twitter account, the esports division has three new partners in Felix Stock, Executive Partner at Eismann Haustechnik GmbH, André Marinesse, Executive Director of Marinesse Insurance Agency, and Mattias Schröder, Executive Partner at Schmidt + Berner. The three organisations were already established partners at the club, and are seeking to expand their association with EWE Baskets through the NBA 2K League team. The nature of each of the partnerships remains to be seen.
Along with the new partners, the club has entered the NBA 2K European Summer League, bringing the competition to a total of 20 teams, featuring a number of amateur teams, as well as the likes of Eisbären Bremerhaven, Bayern Munich‘s Bayern Ballers, and more. This comes following the conclusion of the BGA Pro Am League Europe.
We have now 20 teams for our 2K European Summer League 😀
Will your team be the next ? ?
— NBA 2K European Summer League (@2K_EUSL) June 12, 2019
Esports Insider says: The expansion of 2K League teams in Europe, particularly with the participation of professional basketball clubs is a solid step towards building a more professionalised scene on the continent.