Last year, 2K teamed up with Gen.G Esports to establish its first NBA 2K league outside of America, the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai. Now, the NBA 2K League continues to expand its global reach. On Wednesday, 2K and DUX Gaming announced that an expansion team will launch based in Mexico. The team will join the the league next season in Spring 2022. This marks the first 2K League team in Latin America. The team’s home city will be revealed at a later date.
DUX Gaming: Mexico’s NBA 2K Team
DUX Gaming’s squad becomes the 24th 2K League team and second expansion team from outside of the U.S. and Canada. Last year, the league added the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai. Rafael “RafaelTGR” Tobias Garcera Rodrigo, a former 2K League draft prospect and European Invitational participant will serve as DUX Gaming’s general manager. DUX Gaming will participate in the league’s expansion draft on November 17.
“This is a historic day as we welcome another premier international organization to the NBA 2K League family,” said 2K League President Brendan Donohue in a release.
“As an organization established in Europe, it is a true honor to now become the first NBA 2K League team in Latin America,” said DUX Gaming CEO Mario Fernández added. “We can’t wait to work with Brendan and the entire NBA 2K League team to build our fanbase in Mexico and expand their audience to Latin America with the hope that everyone, especially Spanish speakers, will join the infinite club.”
The NBA 2K League’s expansion into Mexico further builds on the NBA’s growing presence in Mexico and Latin America. Additional details such as team name, city, logo, and more will be announced in the coming months.
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