Remember when your parents said you'd never be able to make a living playing video games?

Well, those days are long gone thanks to the rise of esports, and although we'd much rather physically play sports, playing a sports video game is easily just as fun, and getting paid for it makes it even better.

With that in mind, we've got some great news for NBA 2K fans, the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announce plans on Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague.

This league will be the first official esports league operated by a U.S. pro sports league and it's tentatively set to debut in 2018.

To start out, the eLeague will feature 8-12 initial teams, but eventually the hope is that there will be 30 teams, one for each NBA franchise to own.

So, you're probably wondering how the eLeague is going to work, and it's actually pretty straight forward.  It runs like a normal NBA season, it lasts five months and five human players make up one team.

There will be a regular season, playoffs and a championship matchup, just like in the Association.



As per Zach Lowe of ESPN, each NBA franchise will draft their team, they will draw salaries and train, although salaries haven't been announced yet. 

So, if you've got what it takes or want to make some money playing video games, you better start training...


(H/T: ESPN and FOX Sports)