Belgium and the Netherlands have been the most aggressive when it comes to legislating against the various forms of loot boxes, and 2K has been forced to make changes to NBA 2K18's MyTeam mode to comply.
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The NBA is doing its best to put the “sports” into esports. For the past two months, the NBA has run the first video game league sponsored by a major sport, NBA 2K League, featuring 17 teams connected to franchises within the association.
But sports simulation games, despite seeming like an obvious choice to go esports, face an even more stark comparison with their “real life” counterparts. Why bother watching NBA 2K League when you can just watch the NBA? It’s a question that the NBA still appears to be working out.
In a more open approach than most franchised esports leagues, the draft process for the NBA 2K League was open to any and all challengers who met a small set of requirements. Win 50 games in January's online qualifiers, and you move on to phase two: The combine. That combine then whittled 72,000 applicants down to 250 finalists, and the 250 players who played at the combine will be narrowed down to 102 draftees. Those cutdowns, maybe unsurprisingly, have been rocky and fraught with accusations of rigging and favouritism.
Back in September 2017, one Twitter user informed the world that she was "suckin dick while my man plays 2K." At first glance, it seemed like she was boasting about some video game foreplay, but no. She later clarified, "LMAO y'all thought i meant my mans dick????? fohhh." Months later, I can't stop thinking about this silly Tweet, and what it says about the combination of video games and sex.
Didn't we only just go through this with PES? Now it's NBA 2K's turn to have its already-anointed cover athlete screw things up by changing teams before the game is even out.