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Today, ESL FACEIT Group and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced the second season of eFIBA, the national team competition on NBA 2K24. The competition offers National Federations a clear esports circuit and the opportunity to prove themselves as the best nation on NBA 2K24.

Beginning this autumn, some of the world’s best NBA 2K players will represent their countries in the eFIBA Season 2. Similar to eFIBA Season 1, the competition will be played on PlayStation 5 and feature a 5v5 format on the ProAM game mode on NBA 2K24, allowing players to be represented by their own in-game avatars on the virtual court.

The inaugural season of eFIBA earlier this year saw more than 30 different nations compete against one another for the crown of the top national NBA 2K team In each of the 6 conferences. Season 1 saw 30 teams divided into six subregions, with Brazil, Morocco, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and Turkey being crowned as Season 1 conference winners.

“We’re excited to announce Season 2 of eFIBA alongside our partner,” said Roger Lodewick, President, Sports Games at ESL FACEIT Group. “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.”

Season 2 of eFIBA will kick off with online Regional Qualifiers and Regional Finals across the four FIBA Regions of Africa, Americas, Asia (including Oceania) and Europe. The top two nations of each of the Regional Finals will proceed to the first in-person eFIBA World Finals 2023, which will take place later this year and crown the world’s best national eFIBA team.

eFIBA is an opportunity for young talent to get their shot in the NBA 2K League. The multi-year deal between FIBA, 2K and the NBA 2K League provides an opportunity for eFIBA participants to compete in NBA 2K League events or the NBA 2K League Draft.