NBA 2K League Panel Video

NBA 2K LEAGUE PANEL VIDEO

NBA 2K League Panel Presented by The Next Level (Photo: The Next Level)

NBA 2K League Panel Presented by The Next Level (Photo: The Next Level)

TNL Take: Last week at the TEAMS Conference in Orlando, The Next Level presented a NBA 2K League eSports panel with NBA executives and those directly on the front lines with their teams.

A few of the topics that we covered:

  • Why are the NBA and 2K doing this?
  • We’ve seen the 1st announcement with the 76ers and Blue Cross as their first brand sponsor for the 2K team. What sponsor categories are going to be most active in this league and who will it be open to?
  • What are the Celtics, Jazz and Wizards going to do differently to pull ahead in the 2K League?
  • Viewers are now going to be asked to watch a “digital Dan from Dallas.” How’s the NBA addressing this issue of getting viewers to watch unknown eSports athletes?
  • With the announcements of the NALCS franchising and OWL league spots, how do you think that this will help the 2k League start with a very heavy presence of NBA teams in those leagues?
  • How will the draft be executed and will trades be allowed?
NBA 2K League Panel Presented by The Next Level (Photo: Rahat Ahmed)

NBA 2K League Panel Presented by The Next Level (Photo: Rahat Ahmed)

Exclusive: eSports Travel Summit To Hold Its First NBA 2K League Panel

EXCLUSIVE: ESPORTS TRAVEL SUMMIT TO HOLD ITS FIRST NBA 2K LEAGUE PANEL

NBA 2K League Panel at 2017 TEAMS Conference (Photo: The Next Level)

NBA 2K League Panel at 2017 TEAMS Conference (Photo: The Next Level)

Exclusive:  The Next Level is proud to announce the first panel held by the eSports Travel Summit dedicated to the launch of the new NBA 2K League on November 1.

This educational session will examine the launch of the NBA 2K League, which the NBA and 2K see as a platform for the engagement of the next generation of sports fans. 

Confirmed presenters for the session include Aaron Ryan, senior vice-president of business operations for the NBA 2K League; Ted Dalton, senior vice-president of corporate partnerships and business development for the Boston Celtics; Alex Martins, chief executive officer for the Orlando Magic; Josh Barney, director of eSports and technology for the Utah Jazz; and veteran broad- caster Bonnie Bernstein, founder of Walk Swiftly Productions. 

The session will be presented by The Next Level and will be moderated by Manny Anekal.

Visit TEAMSconference.com for further info

The Next The Next Level

THE NEXT THE NEXT LEVEL

The Next Level (Graphic: Jordan Fragen)

The Next Level (Graphic: Jordan Fragen)

Last week was issue #201 of the The Next Level daily newsletter

What started as a late night random Medium post 13 months has turned into eSports business news with distribution across a variety of media.

Sorry for the awful pun but it's time to take The Next Level to the next level.

There won't be a Corporate Manifesto and will roll out slowly to avoid the usual copycats but I can say what it won't be:

  • The Next Level will not copy and paste press releases
  • The Next Level will not chase page views
  • The Next Level will not be littered with awful ads
  • The Next Level will not provide #HotTakes
  • The Next Level will not stray from showing the reality

 

As always, this would not be possible without you.  Thank you for the support and feedback. 

-Manny Anekal

TNL eSports Podcast 020: alistdaily eSports Summit Interview

TNL ESPORTS 020: ALISTDAILY ESPORTS SUMMIT INTERVIEW

TNL eSports Podcast 020: alistdaily eSports Summit Interview (Photo: alistdaily)

TNL eSports Podcast 020: alistdaily eSports Summit Interview (Photo: alistdaily)

TNL Take: In TNL eSports Podcast 020, I speak with Manouk Akopyan from [a]listdaily during their [a]listsummit In LA which focused completely on eSports.

We chat about:

  • My 13 year background in Gaming and eSports
  • The opportunities in eSports today and tomorrow
  • Why Brands are investing in eSports
  • Brand recommendations  on how to invest
  • eSports Hidden Audience: Young Women
  • The Brand I would love to see invest: Dove
  • The 1 Thing that Brands are doing wrong
  • The bifurcation of eSports across Media: Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook...and everyone else
  • The Collegiate eSports Opportunity
  • What I fear most about eSports investment

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