The NBA 2K League has announced their “Winter Cla$h”, a 3-part online tournament featuring NBA G League Ignite players, social media influencers and fan-organized teams, competing alongside and against NBA 2K League players for a share of a $35,000 prize pool.
❄️ THE NBA 2K LEAGUE WINTER CLA$H ❄️
-$35K Prize Pool
-16 Fan Teams
-LIVE on Twitch and YouTube starting Dec. 4
— NBA 2K League (@NBA2KLeague) November 30, 2020
In the three tournament stages, teams comprised of influencers, NBA G League Ignite players and NBA 2K League players will accumulate points for two designated captain duos consisting of Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd (Mavs Gaming), Dayvon “G O O F Y 7 5 7” Curry (Blazer5 Gaming) and two influencers to be announced in the coming days. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, “BFW Live Presented by Bud Light” on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch channel will feature a special NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h episode, where each captain duo will draft three NBA 2K League players and three additional influencers or NBA G League Ignite players who will earn points for the duo for the duration of the tournament. At the conclusion of the tournament, the influencer captain belonging to the captain duo whose drafted players have earned the most points will receive $7,000, with the runner-up influencer captain receiving $5,000.
The first stage tips off Friday, Dec. 4 with a 5-on-5 NBA 2K21 Pro-Am match. Teams will include a captain duo, influencers and NBA G League Ignite players.
The second stage will begin on Monday, Dec. 7 – Tuesday, Dec. 8 and will feature eight fan-organized teams in each of two distinct console brackets, competing against each other in 2-on-2 competition on NBA 2K21’s MyPark game mode. The winning and runner-up teams from each fan bracket will advance to eight-team main brackets played on their respective consoles on Friday, Dec. 11, where they’ll compete against teams made up of NBA G League Ignite players, NBA 2K League players and influencers.
The third and final stage will take place Friday, Dec. 18 and will be a 5-on-5 NBA 2K21 Pro-Am match. Each team will feature a captain duo and three NBA 2K League players.
All games in each stage of the NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h will be played in a best-of-three format.
The current list of NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h participants can be seen here. A full list of participants and the complete game schedule will be announced in the coming days.
The NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h has a total prize pool of $35,000. Here’s the breakdown on the prizes:
- $16,000 available in the tournament’s second stage in the main brackets ($5,000, $2,000 and $500 awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd/4th place, respectively on each console)
- $12,000 available to the influencer captains based on points accumulated throughout the three stages ($7,000 and $5,000 awarded to the winning and runner-up influencer captains, respectively)
- $5,000 awarded to the winning team of the 5v5 Pro-Am influencer game
- $1,000 awarded to the winners of each fan bracket in the tournament’s second stage