NBA 2K League 2023 season will be played in DC

The NBA 2K League is taking its 2023 season to Washington D.C. 

The league announced Thursday it will play this season at the District E, a live-event theater that will soon open adjacent to Capital One Arena.

The NBA’s esports gaming league moved last season to Indianapolis after having to play the 2020 and 2021 seasons almost entirely remotely. For its sixth season, it shifts to the nearly 14,000-square-foot venue that will host live events, along with pregame and postgame activities for fans attending Wizards or Capitals games.

Competition begins March 8 and the season will be divided into two halves for the first time. The 3-v-3 portion ends with the finals on May 13 and the 5-v-5 portion begins May 23. Those finals are Aug. 5.

Wizards District Gaming have won two NBA 2K League championships.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.