Esports tournament organiser ESL FACEIT Group and the International Basketball Association (FIBA) have announced the second season of the international eFIBA tournament in NBA 2K24.
The second season of the tournament will tip off in October 2023 on PlayStation 5 through the ProAM game mode on NBA 2K24.
The eFIBA tournament is the official FIBA-endorsed esports series open to basketball federations around the world. The inaugural season that took place earlier this year saw more than 30 countries from four continents represented. The second season will continue with its existing format, with players competing in the ProAM mode, meaning that every player will control his or her avatar.
The eFIBA tournament is the first tournament launched after FIBA, game publisher 2K and the NBA 2K League signed a multi-year agreement that enabled NBA 2K international esports events to take place for national basketball federations. The tournament takes place alongside the NBA 2K League, the top-tier 2K league in North America which fields teams from established NBA franchises.
The second eFIBA season will consist of online regional qualifiers which will be followed by the regional finals in the four main FIBA regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, and Europe.
The top two nations from every regional final will proceed to the eFIBA World Finals which will take place later this year. The tournament finals will take place on LAN for the first time ever.
Roger Lodewick, President of Sports Games at ESL FACEIT Group, commented: ” eFIBA was created to nurture and develop the passionate NBA 2K community while offering competitive and thrilling online and offline events.
“Its inaugural season has already left a tremendous mark on the sports games esports scene, and we can’t wait to continue building the global esports ecosystem for national teams with FIBA.”