Founded in 2019, the Texas Ticket is Mavs Gaming’s official NBA 2K Pro-Am Tournament to give players a chance to be drafted into the NBA 2K League.

The event takes place during the League’s offseason and is held in Dallas. Take a look at the history of the event and the teams that have come out on top.

History of the Texas Ticket


At the end of the 2019 season, Mavs Gaming announced the Texas Ticket tournament as a part of the NBA 2K League’s road to the 2020 Draft.

Over 100 players traveled from across the country to compete at the Mavs Gaming Hub in Dallas.

Two players earned draft-eligibility at the end of the event: Zaeya “Zae” Ishak and Tyler “Cubann” Garcia.


Unlike the 2019 team tournaments, the NBA 2K League announced that draft spots would be awarded to all players on the winning team in a tournament.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Texas Ticket moved online, giving an opportunity for more players to earn draft spots. Over 1000 players competed in the online event.

In the end, New Wave and Built for This earned draft spots.

The NBA 2K League also debuted the Prospect Badge, which is an award of draft-eligibility for a player that is not on the winning team.

Selected by the coaches/scouts, this person proved with their gameplay, character and dedication that they were ready for the League.

Prospect badges were awarded to xLie of Greatness and Hite434 of Midnight Madness.

January 2021

With the release of the next generation of gaming consoles, Mavs Gaming was one of five teams selected to host a PS5 tournament.

Unlike previous tournaments, the January Texas Ticket allowed individuals to register as free agents and the staff placed everyone on a team.

Out of the 80 players, thirteen female gamers competed within the group.

Team Obtain won the event and earned spots in the 2021 Draft.