2K Sports' NBA 2K14 to Include Top Euroleague Basketball Teams for the First Time in the Series

Jul 02, 2013 by Euroleague.net Print
2K Sports and Euroleague Basketball announce exclusive licensing partnership, which will see 14 of the top teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague included in this year’s NBA 2K14.  #NBA2KEuroleague
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2K Sports and Euroleague Basketball announced today an exclusive multi-year global partnership that will see top teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague introduced into NBA 2K14, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*, for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 systems. This will mark the first time Euroleague teams have appeared in the critically acclaimed NBA 2K series.  Fourteen teams in total will be integrated as playable teams in NBA 2K14, allowing fans of European basketball to pit their local teams against the biggest teams from the NBA for the very first time.
"We’re absolutely delighted to be able to welcome top Euroleague teams into the NBA 2K series," said Jason Argent, senior vice president of sports operations for 2K Sports.  "European basketball has an incredibly passionate following, and we’re all excited to give fans the opportunity to take on Europe’s best in NBA 2K14."
"We are very proud to collaborate with 2K Sports by introducing our teams and players into the best basketball videogame in the world," stated Mr. Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO.  "With this partnership, we’re able to bring fans one step closer to the action by ushering the Euroleague into the global gaming community."
The fourteen teams to be included in NBA 2K14 are:
·       Alba Berlin
·       FC Barcelona
·       Real Madrid
·       CSKA Moscow
·       EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
·       Montepaschi Siena
·       Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul
·       Anadolu Efes Istanbul
·       Olympiacos Piraeus
·       Panathinaikos Athens
·       Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
·       Zalgiris Kaunas
·       Unicaja Málaga
·       Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, NBA 2K14 is not yet rated by the ESRB. Fans that pre-order for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems will receive the King James Bonus Pack at no extra cost on day-one -- October 1, 2013 in North America and October 4, 2013 internationally. NBA 2K14 will also be coming to Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system later this year.