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Stage set for inaugural FIBA Esports Open 2020
18/06/2020
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Stage set for inaugural FIBA Esports Open 2020

MIES (Switzerland) - The stage for FIBA Esports Open 2020 is now set with the rosters of all 17 national teams participating in FIBA's maiden esports event confirmed ahead of Friday's tip-off.

The inaugural series of exhibition e-basketball games, set to take place from June 19 to 21, will see national teams from all FIBA regions compete in geographic conferences.

Find the complete rosters for the FIBA Esports Open 2020 here.

The list of participating countries includes Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Cyprus, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine.


Each team consists of up to seven players, five on the court and two reserves. Games will be played remotely on NBA 2K using the Pro-AM mode and allowing full customization of player avatars, uniforms and arena designs.

The entire FIBA Esports Open 2020 series will be produced from the brand-new FIBA Esports Studio located in Riga, Latvia, with a daily four-hour show featuring up to six games.

Fans will be able to follow the weekend's action live on FIBA's Facebook, Twitch and YouTube channels, from 12:30 CEST (GMT+2) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Click here to view the full FIBA Esports Open 2020 schedule.

Throughout the tournament, fans will have a chance to win giveaways every day by entering the sweepstakes on FIBA.basketball.

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