The NBA 2K League Draft in November is to feature DUX Gaming ©Getty Images

The National Basketball Association (NBA) 2K League is moving business into Mexico through a new partnership with Spanish-speaking esports organisation DUX Gaming.

DUX Gaming is to launch an NBA 2K League expansion team based in Mexico, which makes it set to be the first team in the league from Latin America.

The team is owned by gamer DjMaRiiO, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias, and play titles such as FIFA, NBA 2K, F1 and Gran Turismo.

They are set to join the league in the second quarter of 2022.

It is the latest non-American addition to the NBA 2K League, following the addition of Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai from China in 2020.

DUX Gaming is to be the 24th team and second expansion team from outside the United States and Canada.

Rafael 'RafaelTGR' Tobias Garcera Rodrigo, a former NBA 2K League Draft prospect and 2019 NBA 2K League European Invitational participant, is to be the team's general manager.

"This is a historic day as we welcome another premier international organization to the NBA 2K League family," said NBA 2K League President Brendan Donohue.

"DUX Gaming has a demonstrated track record of growing its fan base in new and creative ways which makes it an ideal partner to help the NBA 2K League successfully expand to Latin America, where basketball and 2K are already incredibly popular. 

"We're thrilled that DUX Gaming will represent Mexico in the NBA 2K League for years to come."

DUX Gaming is to participate in the third NBA 2K League Expansion Draft on November 17.