The Ismaili eBasketball Cup FAQs

What is The Ismaili eBasketball Cup?
An Ismaili eSports & Fitness initiative, which is a Global Encounters program, and under the umbrella of the Jubilee Games will comprise of a multitude of activities that build on each other and culminate in a competitive tournament.

What is NBA 2K21?
NBA 2K21 is a basketball simulation video game that was developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports, based on the National Basketball Association (NBA). It allows for players to virtually play basketball from the comfort of their home.

What are the tournament categories?
Each National Council will be conducting national tournaments to qualify individuals for the International Block Tournament. The Block tournament winners will then advance to the International Finals where the ultimate Ismaili eBasketball champions will be determined. Categories being offered include:

Individual categories:

Adult: (Age 18+)
Junior: (Age 13-17)
What is the cut off date for each category?
Junior: Open tournament for participants who have not turned 16 as of 4 April, 2021 (15 years and 364 days)
Adult: Open tournament for participants who are 16 years of age and above as of 4 April, 2021
Platforms Being Used for The Competition
NBA 2K21 by 2K Sports can be played on PC, Microsoft XBOX One (XBOX), and Sony PlayStation 4.

Technical Requirements to Successfully Play NBA 2K21
- Personal Computer, or Microsoft XBOX OneSystem, or Sony PlayStation 4 system
-  A TV (XBOX/PS) or monitor (PC)
- NBA 2K21 Standard Edition (**Not next gen version**) Video Game (either as a digital download or physical disc)
- Minimum one controller (XBOX/PS), or keyboard & mouse (PC)
- Internet connection, Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection (preferred)
- Online gaming platform access (XBOX - XBOX Live), (PS – PlayStation Network)
- Power Supply