The NBA 2K League regular season continues tonight, with week 8 set to tipoff at 6:00 PM ET, with 5 games scheduled. Another 4 games will be played on Thursday, with 5 more to wrap up week 8 on Friday night. All of the games can be seen on Twitch and YouTube.
ALL ABOUT THE TICKET: With THE TICKET powered by AT&T on the horizon, teams will be looking to create momentum to carry into the tournament. The winner of THE TICKET will take home more than half of the $180,000 prize pool and will be guaranteed a playoff berth in the 2019 NBA 2K League Playoffs, which tip off Wednesday, July 24. Last season, Adam “iamadamthe1st” Kudeimati and Knicks Gaming won THE TICKET and went on to capture the NBA 2K League Championship. You can read more about THE TICKET in the Orlando Sentinel here.
HELLO, OLD FRIEND: Former Pistons GT teammates will square off when Ramo “Ramo” Radoncic and Pacers Gaming visit Frederick “Doza” Mendoza and Raptors Uprising GC on Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET on Twitch and YouTube. Ramo was traded in the offseason to Indiana while Doza went unretrained and was subsequently selected by Toronto in the 2019 Draft. The two were key members of the 2018 Detroit squad that went 9-5 in the 2018 regular season and earned the No. 3 seed in the 2018 Playoffs. Both players will be looking to lead their teams to a crucial victory for playoff positioning.
MOUNT VERNON REUNION: Mount Vernon has now produced three NBA 2K League stars: Aaron “Arooks” Rookwood (Bucks Gaming), Shaka “Yeah I Compete” Browne (Jazz Gaming), and Lytel “Lotty” Martin (Heat Check Gaming). The three players are best friends and have played on the NBA 2K competitive scene with each other for years. While Browne was an Uber driver prior to joining the NBA 2K League, Martin is currently a police officer for the Mount Vernon (N.Y.) Police Department. Martin began playing NBA 2K in 2002. Before becoming a police officer, Martin was a preschool teacher and basketball coach. To see more of his story, click here. All three players will be competing on Friday, June 7. Rookwood and Bucks Gaming will take on Magic Gaming at 6 p.m. ET. Two of the three best friends will collide when Browne and Jazz Gaming go up against Martin and Heat Check Gaming at 9 p.m. ET.
WEEK 8 SCHEDULE
Wednesday, June 5
- 76ers GC @ NetsGC 6 PM
- Lakers Gaming @ Knicks Gaming 7 PM
- Wizards District Gaming @ Raptors Uprising GC 8 PM
- Lakers Gaming @ Hawks Talon GC 9 PM
- Wizards District Gaming @ Knicks Gaming 10 PM
Thursday, June 6
- Heat Check Gaming @ Magic Gaming 6 PM
- T-Wolves Gaming @ Hawks Talon GC 7 PM
- Pacers Gaming @ Raptors Uprising GC 8 PM
- 76ers GC @ Pistons GT 9 PM
Friday, June 7
- Magic Gaming @ Bucks Gaming 6 PM
- Jazz Gaming @ T-Wolves Gaming 7 PM
- Pacers Gaming @ Grizz Gaming 8 PM
- Jazz Gaming @ Heat Check Gaming 9 PM
- Pistons GT @ Grizz Gaming 10 PM