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.
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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FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).