The NBA 2K League announced that the 2022 NBA 2K League Draft will be held virtually on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. PT and livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels ahead of the league’s fifth anniversary season.
All 24 NBA 2K League teams, including the league’s expansion team representing Mexico, DUX Gaming, will complete their five-person rosters during the three-round draft. The players on these five‑person rosters will compete in both the league’s traditional 5v5 competition and the recently-announced 3v3 tournaments.
During the offseason, 69 players who competed in the 2021 season were retained by their teams, leaving 51 roster spots available. For the complete draft order, click here.
The 2022 draft pool will consist of unretained players from last season, players who earned draft eligibility as part of the “NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series,” select participants in the NBA 2K League’s Women in Gaming initiative, select competitors in the NBA 2K League’s APAC and European Invitationals, and high-performing players in the 2K community as determined by league and team officials. The complete draft pool will be announced at a later date.
The broadcast will feature NBA 2K League President Brendan Donohue announcing select picks, technological advances showing hosts and broadcasters in a new LED immersive studio, a variety of viewing options through Twitch’s Command Center, clips from NBA 2K League original content series “Draft Hopefuls”, and broadcast segments of the top 5 Draft moments, Draft day outfits and Draft steals as part of #NBA2KL5. The broadcast will also feature live look-ins with Draft prospects, select team “war rooms” and NBA 2K League operations headquarters.