eFIBA Season 2: Everything you need to know ahead of eFIBA's First-Ever Live World Finals!
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Copenhagen, November 10th, 2023 - The first ever in-person eFIBA Finals will take place this November 25-26 at DreamHack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden. The top eight nations will compete for the title of eFIBA World Champions, as well as the lion’s share of the €50,000 prize pool, with competing nations from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, and Oceania.
Here is all you need to know about the eFIBA S2 World Finals
Commencing November 25, the top eight nations will go head-to-head on stage at the immersive gaming lifestyle festival, DreamHack Winter. This will mark the first time in history that national teams from around the globe compete for the ultimate international title in competitive NBA 2K24. The winner will receive the ultimate bragging rights as the first-ever eFIBA World Champion, the largest portion of the €50,000 prize pool, and a live trophy ceremony on stage at DreamHack Winter.
Competition schedule and format
After six intense weeks of online qualifiers, eight nations secured their spot in the eFIBA Season 2 World Finals. Nations from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, and Oceania will be at DreamHack Winter to have a chance at being crowned the eFIBA World Champions. All games in the World Finals will be played in the best-of-three format.
Day One - November 25th
- Eight nations will be divided into two groups of four.
- Nations will play against each other once to decide the final group standings.
- The Group Stages will begin at 12:15pm CET.
- The top two nations from each group will progress to the semi-finals.
Day Two - November 26th
- The winners of each group will face off against the runners-up of the other group in best-of-three semi-finals.
- The semi-finals will begin at 10:45am CET.
- The third and fourth-placed nations from each group will face off in a series of classification games, which will begin at 12:00pm CET.
- The losers of the semi-finals will compete against one another in the Bronze playoff at 3:00pm CET.
- The semi-final winners will progress to the Final, where the eventual winner will be crowned World Champions, which begins at 3:30pm CET.
Nations Attending and Regional Champions
- Lebanon - eFIBA Season 2 Middle East Champions
- Morocco - eFIBA Season 2 Africa Champions
- New Zealand - eFIBA Season 2 Oceania Champions
- Philippines - eFIBA Season 2 Asia Champions
- Türkiye - eFIBA Season 2 Europe Champions
- France - eFIBA Season 2 Europe Champions
- USA - eFIBA Season 2 North America Champions
- Brazil - eFIBA Season 2 South America Champions
Seasoned Desk Host Vince Change will be leading the broadcast, with Chris Sampson, the Expert, offering in-depth game knowwedge. Zunaid Suleman and Nate Patrick will be the Sideline Reporters across all matches.
Defensive Player of the Year
A grand total of €50,000 is up for grabs in the prize pool. €40,000 is designated as prize money for the top four nations, with another €10,000 to be awarded to individual players. €5,000 will be awarded based on skill-boosters acquired by nations in the semi-finals and final. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) and the Defensive Player of the Year will take home another €2,500 each from their magnificent performances.
Where to Watch
Fans tuning in online and watching the games from around the world can look forward to an exciting broadcast filled with extra content. The live broadcast will be available on the eFIBA Twitch, YouTube and TikTok channels, on FIBA’s Twitch and YouTube channels as well as via national streamers from around the world.
Those looking to experience the action live can look to purchase a DreamHack Winter festival ticket, as these also grant access to the eFIBA stage. More information, including available ticket types and prices, is available here.
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FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball, is an independent association formed by 212 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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eFIBA, a subsidiary of FIBA (International Basketball Federation), is the official organizer of NBA 2K competitions for national teams. Together with the ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), the leading esports and video game entertainment company, eFIBA hosts a variety of annual tournaments, including the Continental Finals and World Finals, to bring teams of national federations onto the virtual court. It serves as a premier destination for basketball and esports fans, offering an exciting fusion of both worlds. Bringing together NBA 2K players and fans from all corners of the world, eFIBA provides an innovative platform for showcasing skills and passion for the game.
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