The Minnesota Timberwolves have taken the dive into the realm of E-Sports as an organization. Now that the draft is over, let’s take a quick look at how everything is structured.
The NBA 2K League is an esports league associated with the NBA which launched in 2018, consisting of 17 teams. It is the first official esports league operated by the a United States professional sports league.
Kudos to the Timberwolves organization for jumping on board in the early stages of the league and staking their claim as part of the esports league. It’s a sport that’s on its way up in terms of popularity, and it only makes sense for the Wolves to be involved.
T-Wolves Gaming participated in the 2K League draft and was also part of the first expansion draft on Sep. 26, during which they acquired key players Brandon “Hood” Caicedo and Mihad “I F E A S T” Feratovic, two are some of the top players in the 2K League. The acquisitions will be crucial for building a championship team.
NBA 2K League games will all be streamed live on Twitch. You can check out the T-Wolves Gaming Twitch channel twitch.tv/twolvesgaming which will broadcast the games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are no doubt excited to expand their fanbase by engaging with the gaming community. The Twitch platform allows for a new type of interaction with current players on the roster such as Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.
KAT is famous for playing with fans on Twitch, so the addition of the Wolves’ own 2k League team.
T-Wolves Gaming will start their season in 2019, along with the addition of three other teams that will bring the total to 21 teams for the 2K League.
The logo will be revealed in the upcoming weeks along with the official schedule. Teams will compete in five-on-five gameplay, so the team will still need to add three more players to the roster.
We’ll continue to cover T-Wolves Gaming here at Dunking With Wolves throughout the season, including upcoming roster changes on the esports team.