The Worldwide Basketball Federation (FIBA) and esports firm ESL FACEIT Group have introduced particulars for its second season of eFIBA, FIBA’s official esports event in NBA 2K24.
The variety of federations for the second season has greater than doubled to a complete of 61 federations, which means that 28% of all basketball federations on this planet are taking part within the competitors.
ESL FACEIT Group and FIBA first started collaborating on large-scale esports tournaments in early 2023, when the primary season of the eFIBA was introduced. Since then, the two parties have expanded their partnership, focusing totally on the eFIBA competitors.
For the second season, the variety of federations has elevated from 30 to 61, together with 26 federations in Europe, 14 from Africa, six from North America, 5 from Southeast Asia, 4 from South America, 4 from the Center East, and two from Oceania. The tipoffs for the brand new season will start in early October by Regional Qualifiers.
The finals of the second season of eFIBA will happen throughout DreamHack Winter, from November Twenty fifth-Twenty sixth in Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden. The very best nation from every regional remaining and two nations from Europe will take part within the competitors and compete for a share of the €50,000 (~£43,000) prize pool.
This would be the first time ever that the eFIBA finals are going down in particular person.
Roger Lodewick, President of Sports activities Video games at ESL FACEIT Group, commented: “The numerous development of taking part Nationwide Federations and the unimaginable suggestions we’ve acquired from gamers and the neighborhood reveals that eFIBA is heading in the right direction to change into an ideal providing to the NBA2K neighborhood.
“Along with FIBA, we’ve crafted a daring and progressive sporting idea that serves the esports neighborhood and connects with basketball followers. We’re thrilled to tip off the second season.”
Along with the brand new individuals, FIBA and the EFG have introduced that co-streams of the eFIBA can be out there. Furthermore, creators will obtain ‘unprecedented entry’ to gameplay feeds, overlays, interview alternatives, and extra.