MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino gamer is included in the pool of 198 players who have been deemed eligible for the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft that takes place at the Barclays Center on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).
Aminolah Polog Jr., who uses the in-game name "d_RIAL_deal," is one of 22 international players in the draft pool.
Other international players came from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
The 198 draft-eligible players consist of 144 gamers who were selected by the league following an extensive tryout process, six players from the league's first ever APAC Invitational that took place in Hong Kong last month, and 48 unretained players from the inaugural season.
Polog was among those who qualified through the NBA 2K League APAC Invitational.
All 21 teams will complete their six-person roster at the four-round draft, which will be streamed live via the league's Twitch channel. With the addition of four expansion teams, 126 players will compete in the NBA 2K League's second season.
However, only 74 roster spots are available, after 52 players from the inaugural season were retained or selected in the Expansion Draft.
"I want to congratulate these 198 players on establishing themselves as among the best NBA 2K players in the world," said NBA 2K League managing director Brandan Donohue. "We're looking forward to an exciting draft day, as we welcome a new class of players to the NBA 2K League family."
Jazz Gaming owns the first overall pick in the draft.
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