The NBA 2K League is a basketball video game circuit operated by the NBA, and its teams are associated with NBA franchises. Tencent also has a partnership with the NBA to broadcast live games and other content.
Tencent is a major player in the global esports space. Its subsidiaries include Riot Games, which oversees League of Legends, and the company also holds a large stake in Epic Games, which publishes Fortnite.
Basketball has become increasingly popular in China, and 21 million people there tuned in for Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals via Tencent's broadcast.
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