Players can enter the tournament by pre-qualifying at the beginning of each new MyTEAM Season. Seasons are new to NBA 2K21’s MyTEAM mode, and bring new content and ways to play MyTEAM all year long at no additional cost. Each new MyTEAM season features new daily, weekly and seasonal-based challenges and prizes for players to unlock.
Players need to reach the Emerald Unlimited tier in Unlimited Mode to qualify for one of four GameDays, where they will compete for the highest score by playing a series of qualifying matches. Pre-qualifying is already underway for the first GameDay.
The top four competitors with the highest score on each console family (PlayStation and Xbox) will be slotted for the final MyTeam Tournament on February 20, 2021, where 32 players will play head-to-head elimination matches until the winners from each console are determined. The two best console players will then compete in the final Championship on March 6, 2021 for their share of the $250,000 USD prize purse, where the winner will receive $200,000 USD and the runner-up will receive $50,000 USD. Due to current events, all matches including the finals will be played online.
There four GameDays in each of the upcoming Seasons are:
- October 10, 2020
- November 21, 2020
- January 2, 2021
- February 6, 2021
Pre-qualifying periods for each GameDay begins at the start of each new season:
- Pre-Qualifying Period for First Game Day on October 10: Play between September 4, 2020 at 12:00:00 AM local time until October 10, 2020 at 5:59:59 PM BST.
- Pre-Qualifying Period for Second GameDay on November 21. Play between October 16, 2020 at 4:00:00 PM BST until 5:59:59 PM BST on November 21, 2020.
- Pre-Qualifying Period for Third GameDay on January 2, 2021. Play between November 27, 2020 at 4:00:00 PM BST until 5:59:59 PM BST on January 2, 2021.
- Pre-Qualifying Period for 4th GameDay on February 6, 2021. Play between January 8, 2021 at 4:00:00 PM BST until 5:59:59 PM BST on February 6, 2021.
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