We may be in the midst of the NBA Conference Finals, but basketball is a world sport, a fact of which 2K Sports is fully aware. Today the game publisher announced the full list of NBA 2K15 Euroleague teams that will be playable in the forthcoming basketball game.
2K announced that NBA 2K15 will include additional teams and players from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague as part of their exclusive multi-year global partnership with the league.
NBA 2K15 will feature 25 teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, including top-level FC Bayern Munich of Germany, JSF Nanterre of France, Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul of Turkey and Partizan NIS Belgrade of Serbia. The full list of NBA 2K15 Euroleague teams that will be playable is below. As you’ll see, it includes every team that participated in the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
All squads will be fully updated to reflect trades accurate to the day of release.
The NBA 2K15 release date is Oct. 7 in North America and Oct. 10 worldwide. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. You can pre-order it here from Amazon.
“The global response to the integration of Euroleague teams into the NBA 2K series last year was fantastic, and a key factor in our decision to include the full complement of 2013-14 Euroleague teams in NBA 2K15,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “We know there’s a huge passion for basketball in Europe, and we’re excited to further expand the number of playable European teams to make this the most comprehensive basketball game ever.”
The full list of 25 NBA 2K15 Euroleague teams that will be playable is below.
- Alba Berlin
- Anadolu Efes Istanbul
- Brose Baskets Bamberg (new)
- Budivelnik Kyiv (new)
- Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade (new)
- CSKA Moscow
- EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
- FC Barcelona
- FC Bayern Munich (new)
- Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul
- Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul (new)
- JSF Nanterre (new)
- Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
- Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (new)
- Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar (new)
- Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
- Montepaschi Siena
- Olympiacos Piraeus
- Panathinaikos Athens
- Partizan NIS Belgrade (new)
- Real Madrid
- Stelmet Zielona Góra (new)
- Strasbourg (new)
- Unicaja Málaga
- Zalgiris Kaunas
Roster updates for all NBA 2K15 Euroleague teams, as well as all NBA teams, will be available for free if a roster changes between the time the game’s complete and it hits your console. The updates will of course require an Internet connection to download.
For those who think Euroleague is just a “farm system” for the NBA, here’s some additional information about the organization. Euroleague Basketball was founded in 2000 under a private organizational model considered a breakthrough for European professional team sports. It now manages the continent’s two premier basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup, consisting of 72 teams from as many as 25 countries.
Each season culminates in the naming of a continental champion at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. All recent Final Fours have been broadcast live to nearly 200 countries on all five continents, matching the company’s growth both on line and in arena attendance. Euroleague Basketball also manages the Nike International Junior Tournament, a season long U18 competition with four qualifying tournaments in four different countries culminating in the crowning of the U18 men’s continental champion each spring in parallel with the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.