Game Overview / Synopsis

NBA 2K is a popular series of basketball video games, officially licensed by the US’ National Basketball Association. The latest version in the franchise is NBA 2K23, which features updated graphics, new gameplay mechanics, and a range of modes, including MyCareer, MyTeam, and The City.

NBA 2K has also become a prominent esports title, with an established competitive scene and a variety of tournaments, including the Global Championship and MyTeam Unlimited. These events offer significant prize pools and attract top players from around the world.

In addition to being an enjoyable form of entertainment, NBA 2K also offers several transferable skills that can be valuable in real-life scenarios. Players can improve their hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and decision-making skills, as well as learn about teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship.

Harry ‘HazzaUK2K’ Hurst is a notable NBA 2K player from the UK, who has represented Britain at the FIBA Esports Open.

Game Specifications

Platforms: PC, Xbox One/Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch
Typical game length: 10mins
Players: 1v1
Genre: Sports
Price: Around £30-50
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Visual Concepts
Notable tournaments: NBA 2K League, Global Championship, FIBA Esports Open, MyTeam
Popularity: Over 100m game sales throughout the franchise’s history
Twitch: 5.5m hours watched (October 2021)
Launched: September 2021
Pegi age rating: 3
Other Pegi info: Suitable for all ages