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FIBA goes virtual

— Posted on January 13, 2023

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The year 2023 promises to be very electronic for FIBA. The international basketball body announces the launch this January of the first season of eFIBA, an official tournament on the game NBA2K23. This foray into virtual sports is the result of a partnership between FIBA ​​and ESL FACEIT Group. Starting January 20, 30 national federations from four continents will compete for victory in this first season of eFIBA, after three editions of the FIBA ​​Esports Open, organized in 2020 and 2021. It will include seven regional online events, between the January 20 and 25, in Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa. The 30 national federations will be divided into six conferences. They will compete for the title of conference champion. In Africa, the competition will bring together Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco and Tunisia. For the Americas, Argentina, Barbados, Brazil and Puerto Rico. In Asia, Qatar, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mongolia, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. In Europe, finally, the title will be played between Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine . Each national federation will be represented by a team of at least five players, each playing with their personal avatar.

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