2K Sports is a division of 2K Games that specifically develops and publishes sports games. Since it was founded in 2005, 2K Sports produced the NBA 2K series, WWE 2K series, NHL 2K series, and MLB 2K series.
In 2005, Take-Two Interactive had acquired Visual Concepts as well as the rights to all the 2K sports games from Sega for $24 million. They then formed 2K Games with 2K Sports dedicated to working on their sports series.
In 2013, 2K Sports announced that Take-Two acquired the WWE license from THQ in their bankruptcy auctions, leading to 2K Sports to publish the WWE2K series from then on.