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NBA 2K Betting: What is NBA 2K & How to Bet on NBA 2K Esports

The NBA 2K League is one of the leading Esports competitions in the world and is officially sanctioned by the NBA, with Esports teams affiliated with professional NBA franchises.

Read on to learn all about NBA 2K betting at Stake online sportsbook and how to make a profit from Esports betting throughout the season.

NBA 2K Leagues, Teams, & Major Tournaments

The NBA 2K Esports League results from a collaboration between the National Basketball Association and Take-Two Interactive.

Every team that competes in the NBA 2K league consists of five players who each play in one of the five starting positions within a real-life basketball team. There’s also a 3v3 format that was added to the league ahead of the 2022 season tournaments.

As a result, Esports teams that compete in the 2K league typically have bigger squads than those who play other games.

There were 17 teams in the first NBA 2K league in 2018, and Knicks Gaming won the inaugural title. Today, there are 25 teams in the NBA 2K league, 22 of which are affiliated with NBA teams.

Bucks Gaming are the current 5v5 champs, while Pistons GT are the reigning 3v3 champions. Wizards District Gaming are the only team with more than one NBA 2K title, having won the main prize in 2020 and 2021.

NBA 2K Season Format

The NBA 2K season is divided into two splits:

Split 1 3v3 features double elimination bracket play, no conferences, and individual tournaments, including SLAM, SWITCH, STEAL, 3v3, Playoffs, and Finals.

Split 2 5v5 features the traditional NBA format with conferences and a single elimination bracket in which games are played as best-of-three contests. Competitions within split 2 include TIPOFF, TURN, TICKET, 5v5, Playoffs, and Finals.

How to Bet on NBA 2K & Types of NBA 2K Bets

Betting on NBA 2K League fixtures is similar to betting on traditional basketball and other regular sports. Your first job is to check the upcoming fixtures to find out which teams are playing, and you can then study form to make your selections. You can then place the following types of bets, depending on how you see the action unfolding:

  • Match winner: The easiest way to bet on the NBA 2K League is to place a match winner bet, a wager on which team you think will win a specific fixture.

  • Outright winner: An outright winner bet on the NBA 2K League is a wager on the team you think will win the tournament outright. For instance, you can bet on which team you think will win split 1 (3v3) and split 2 (5v5) in 2024.

You can refer to our guide that explains how to bet on basketball games for more information on the different betting opportunities you can place on the NBA 2K League – it might surprise you just how many alternative and fun wagers you can make.

How to Live Stream NBA 2K & NBA 2K Live Betting Options

Stake.com is the home of Esports live streams, providing you with unrivalled live access to popular Esports leagues like NBA 2K, Dota2 , LoL , Valorant, CS:GO , Kings or Glory , Overwatch , Arena of Valor , Starcraft 2 , and FIFA , among others. As a Stake.com customer, you can stream NBA 2K League fixtures for free directly from your account after signing in.

Then, while watching the action unfold, you can place a host of live bets on NBA 2K league fixtures, depending on how you see things progressing. This is the ideal opportunity to take advantage of an in-form team as you’re watching live, which is a big plus of this type of Esports betting.

If you’re new to Esports betting at Stake.com, our guide explains the differences between pre-match and live betting to help you make your selections.

NBA 2K Betting Tips & Strategies to Win

NBA 2K is one of the most popular Esports betting leagues, and fixtures run throughout the year. Here are some handy tips that will help you make winning selections as you place your NBA 2K bets at Stake.com:

  • Utilise our latest promotions and offers to boost your bankroll before placing your NBA 2K bets. This is an excellent opportunity to bet with bonus funds instead of your own units.

  • Before betting, ensure you understand how the NBA 2K League works by tuning in to some live Esports fixtures. Remember, you can live stream NBA 2K fixtures for free as soon as you log in to your Stake.com account.

  • As is the case in all sports, form plays a big role in the performance of an Esports team. So, before backing a team to win in the NBA 2K League, make sure you study their form and assess their recent performances.

  • Refer to our Esports guide and general sports betting guide for more tips to help you make winning selections. You can also browse our wide range of sports betting tips from our expert bettors.

  • Read up on the different cryptocurrencies supported at Stake.com and familiarise yourself with our deposit and withdrawal processes so you know what to expect.

NBA 2K Betting Odds & Payouts

Stake.com is home to the best Esports odds, which you can view as decimals, fractions, or in the American format, depending on your preference. As a crypto-only online casino, we pride ourselves on instantly processing all deposits and withdrawals, letting you place bets and access your winnings without delay.

Why Bet on NBA 2K & Esports on Stake.com?

Stake.com is perfect online betting site for placing wagers on NBA 2K and other professional Esports leagues with the best betting odds and betting lines available. As well as accessing our latest offers, you can earn exclusive rewards as part of the Stake VIP Club when you bet on Esports at our online sportsbook.

You can also access a wide selection of Esports markets, excellent odds, and multiple other online sports betting markets directly from your Stake.com account for the ultimate betting experience.

Interesting Facts About NBA 2K

When the inaugural season launched in 2018, the NBA 2K League was the first professional Esports league operated by a US professional sports league, which is one of the reasons why it is so popular with sports fans.