On Thursday, Aug. 8, 2K announced that all 12 WNBA teams and their players will make their debut in NBA 2K20.
NBA 2K20 is the upcoming iteration of the popular NBA video game simulation series that is set to release worldwide on Sep. 6, 2019.
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"Just like my counterparts in the NBA, I grew up playing NBA 2K," said Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks forward. "After getting myself scanned and integrated into NBA 2K20 earlier this summer, I was amazed at how 2K is able to replicate women's basketball at such a realistic level. You can tell they are taking the time to capture the essence of the WNBA and have created an immersive experience that all fans of basketball will love."
Welcoming the WNBA to #NBA2K20 🙏 Get an inside look at gameplay and hear what it means to @Candace_Parker & @BreannaStewart to officially be in the game- NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) August 8, 2019
WNBA Gameplay Blog ➡️ https://t.co/E0uJdMb27t pic.twitter.com/IyIOP71kaC
Many of WNBA's top stars like including Parker, A'ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces and Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm were scanned into NBA 2K20 earlier this year to create the most realistic simulation in the upcoming NBA 2K20.
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Stewart, the league MVP, WNBA Champion and Finals MVP in 2018, was the first rating to be revealed at 95. Her 95 is the same as Stephen Curry and two points lower than LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard.
We @boardroom reveal @breannastewart's first ever @wnba @nba2k rating...do you agree? #nba2k20 pic.twitter.com/cLogPBVAGw- Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) August 8, 2019
WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert noted, "We are excited to have WNBA players as part of this top- selling video game, helping to bring more exposure to these elite players, expanding our fan base and providing an immersive gaming experience featuring women role model athletes."
Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis graces the cover of NBA 2K20 while recently retired Dwyane Wade is the cover athlete for the legend version of the game.