The Pistons Gaming Team (GT) is the official name of the National Basketball Association 2K League team set to debut in May of 2018.
After the final round of tryouts in February, the best players will be selected for an official league draft in March where each team will select five players who will play the game using unique characters.
On December 12th, the Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Detroit Pistons all unveiled their new redesigns for the 2K League and the foreseeable future.
As of writing, it is unknown when the other 12 teams will reveal their new branding.
The NBA is the first USA professional sports league to operate an official esports league. The NBA 2K League is a partnership between the NBA and the game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.
The NBA is the first professional sports league to launch an "esports" league in America, the news release said.
"Boomer is part of the Pacers heritage; the logo takes Boomer into another dimension", said Kelly Krauskopf, Indiana Fever president and Pacers senior vice president and the primary leader of Pacers Gaming. "This results in an edgy, new-age version of the iconic Cavs brand that fits within the current esports landscape. But we are most excited about the fact that the league offers unprecedented access and opportunity". "I think we accomplished that".
"(It presents) the opportunity for any type of player to try out - young or old, male or female, bassed domestically or overseas", the National Basketball Association said in a statement. In October, Krauskopf hired Cody Parrent as the Director of Esports Operations for Pacers Gaming. "We can't wait to get started". "The NBA 2K League provides us with the ideal platform to connect with an entirely new group of fans".