Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raptors Uprising Gaming Club to Compete in NBA 2K League in 2018

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raptors Uprising Gaming Club to Compete in NBA 2K League in 2018

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Raptors Uprising to compete in NBA 2K League

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Toronto's virtual entry in the NBA 2K League next season will be known as the Raptors Uprising Gaming Club (GC).

The first year of the basketball video game circuit will feature 17 teams, each with their roster of gamers. Competition is slated to start in May.

Co-founders NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, which publishes the NBA game, says the NBA 2K League will feature the best players in the world.

Each team will draft gamers to compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs.

Gamers will have to earn their stripes.

The first stage of qualifying for the NBA 2K League runs through January. …

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