Week 6 of the 2020 NBA 2K League regular season tips off now. All 23 NBA 2K League teams will participate in regular-season gameplay from their local markets with matches airing live on ESPN’s platforms, Sportsnet (Canada), Twitch and YouTube.
KENNY’S MONTH: Having led Raptors Uprising GC to an undefeated start and league-best seven wins, point guard Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey (left) was named NBA 2K League Player of the Month for May. The Memphis-native has averaged 33.5 points and 6.5 assists in his remarkable start to the season. Hailey and Raptors Uprising GC will visit 2019 NBA 2K League MVP Nidal “Mama Im Dat Man” Nasser and Blazer5 Gaming on Thursday, June 11 at 9 p.m. ET in a highly-anticipated matchup.
— NBA2KLeague (@NBA2KLeague) June 8, 2020
A TEAM GROWS IN BROOKLYN: With averages of 32 points and 8.6 assists, NetsGC rookie point guard Josh “Choc” Humphries was named NBA 2K League Player of the Week for Week 5. Humphries is joined by talented center Aziz “Shuttles” Salem, who’s averaging a double-double of 10.6 points and 14.5 rebounds. The talented duo will face a challenge when they visit Kings Guard Gaming and its stout defense in the NBA 2K League “Game of the Week” on Friday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET.
THE TIPOFF: The NBA 2K League announced details today of the league’s first in-season tournament of the season, THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T. The tournament will be played over the course of four days (Tuesday, June 16 – Friday, June 19), and all 23 teams will compete in the tournament remotely from their local markets for a total prize pool of $160,000. Read more about next week’s tournament on ESPN Esports.
ADAPTING TO CHANGE: Blazer5 Gaming and Mavs Gaming are featured in the latest edition of the NBA 2K League’s award-winning content series, “NBA 2K League Locked In powered by AT&T.” The episode takes fans behind-the-scenes as the two teams adjust to remote gameplay to start the NBA 2K League season.
VOICES FROM THE CROWD: Six-time NFL Pro Bowl player Chad Johnson tweeted about watching NBA 2K League action last Friday night while 2019 WNBA Champion Aerial Powers from the Washington Mystics revealed her impressive outdoor setup to catch the excitement.
Watching NBA2k on ESPN at the safe house 🏠 pic.twitter.com/X6owXZjhwP
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) June 6, 2020
— Aerial Powers (@aerial_powers23) June 5, 2020
AROUND THE WORLD: Beginning tonight, NBA 2K League matches will be broadcasted in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar and Australia on eGG Network, marking the league’s first-ever linear telecast in Southeast Asia.