The Ismaili eBasketball Cup will be run on NBA2K, a popular gaming video game. Created by EA Sports, it allows for players to play basketball virtually from the comfort of their homes. The game can be played online using the internet to connect globally with fellow players. We have selected basketball after thorough research on the most trending and beneficial eSports in the world. While we recognize that eBasketball is not as common as eFifa, it is gaining significant momentum and recognition through the numerous scholarships and online tournaments honouring the sport. Each National Council Jurisdiction will need to play an active role in order to maximize participant, volunteer and spectator engagement by leveraging the uniqueness of the sport.
Recommended Gaming Platforms
- Battlefy (www.battlefy.com/organize)
- Zoom (https://zoom.us/)
- Twitch (www.twitch.tv)
- Discord (https://discord.com/)
- Minimum age requirement: EA Sports requires participants to be over the age of 13 years old to utilize online services.
- Waiver forms and parental consent: It is recommended that participants under the age of 18 years old receive parental consent. During registration, participants under 18 years old will be required to sign a parent/guardian consent form. Jurisdictions should consult with their respective legal teams for appropriate guidance on the design and implementation of national waiver forms (if necessary) and retain them per your Jurisdiction policies and guidelines.
Regional and National tournament registration platforms will be centralised through a central registration process and system. All Council Jurisdictions have access to their respective data. National teams will be responsible for finalizing and providing a list of qualifying individuals for the international tournament.
Age Categories: Junior (Age 13-17) and Adult (Age 18+)
Platform Categories: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows Personal Computer (PC)
NOTE: Individual must have turned 13 years old for Junior, or 18 years old for Adult, no later than 15 February 2022 to qualify
Sequential Format of the Competition
Eligible participants will sign up through the central registration system and will have the option to select their platform of choice (PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4) and their participation age category. Once registered, participants will take part in a randomized 5 game round-robin schedule format (3 points – Win, 1 Point – Tie, 0 Points – Loss).
Qualifying participants representing their region will enter the national competition on a seeding basis based on their final position in their regional tournament. Upon completion of the national competition, the top four from each of the three platforms, in each of the participation categories, will advance to the international competition. We require the FINAL list of qualifying participants from the national tournament no later than 1 week after your national competition is completed. The final date for submission of the qualifying international participants is 31 March 2022.
➔ Regional & National Timeline: 1st April 2022 to 31st May 2022
Qualifying participants representing their jurisdiction will enter the international competition on a seeding basis based on their final position in their national tournament. A maximum of up to 24 participants will represent each country in the International tournament – specifically, this translates to up to 4 participants within each of the following segments: Xbox One – Junior, Xbox One – Adult, PlayStation 4 – Junior PlayStation 4 – Adult, Windows PC – Junior and Window PC – Adult.
➔ Block Tournament Dates: 18 & 19 Junel 2022
➔ International Tournament Dates: 25 & 26 June 2022
For registration online please visit: www.the.ismaili/esports