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E-Gilas back for 2nd Fiba Esports Open

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:06 PM November 07, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Fiba has launched the second season of the Fiba Esports Open expanding the field to 38 national teams that will compete remotely in NBA 2K21 using the game’s Pro-Am mode.

E-Gilas, the Philippine national esports team, will be back in action from Nov, 14 to 15. The Filipinos are the reigning champions in Southeast Asia.

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Competitions in Africa and the Middle East will also be held from Nov. 14 to 15 while Europe’s conference will tip off on Dec. 12-13. North, Central, and South America are slated from Dec. 19 to 20.

Just as the previous season, each team will consist of seven players with five on the floor and two serving as reserves on the PS4 format of NBA 2K21.

“The first-ever FIBA Esports Open was an important milestone. The growing interest received from our National Federations is additional motivation for FIBA to further develop esports, and we are very enthusiastic for this second edition,” said FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis.

As was the case for the inaugural FIBA Esports Open, this entire series will be produced from the FIBA Esports Studio in Riga, Latvia, with 54 hours of live content being streamed on FIBA’s Facebook, Twitch and YouTube channels. Each game will be available online with live commentary in English as well as a daily show featuring up to 12 games.

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