NBA 2K17 All-Star Tournament Announced
2K has announced that NBA 2K17 will host the second NBA 2K competitive gaming tournament. Following the success of NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals earlier this year, the NBA 2K17 All-Star Tournament is an exciting competition that will culminate during NBA All-Star weekend in February. Players will be able to form their own NBA 2K Pro-Am teams to compete in a series of in-game events to qualify for the tournament to win $250,000. The new champion will be crowned during NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans.
The All-Star Tournament tips off on December 31, 2016 in the United States and Canada with a series of NBA 2K17 in-game rounds scheduled on five qualifying days through January 28, 2017. Teams, which must have Elite or better status, can participate in any of the five qualifying game day rounds where they will compete for a chance to qualify for the tournament. All qualifying wins will contribute to the team’s total score on the leaderboard for that specific game day. The teams with the three highest total scores on each platform on each qualifying day will move on to the tournament.
NBA 2K is also introducing Wild Card spots for the All-Star Tournament. The team on each platform with the highest single game day Total Score across all game days that did not otherwise qualify for the tournament will qualify as a Wild Card and receive the 16th and final seed in their platform’s tournament.
On February 4th (Rounds 1 and 2) and February 11th (Console Semifinals and Finals), the 16 qualifying teams will go head-to-head in a single elimination tournament. The console winners will then face off for the $250,000 championship during NBA All-Star 2017 in February, with the champions receiving tickets to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Source: Press Release