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NBA 2K League's First In-Season Tournament "THE TIPOFF" is Underway

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NBA 2K League's First In-Season Tournament "THE TIPOFF" is Underway

THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T, the NBA 2K League’s first in-season tournament is underway and runs through Friday, June 19.  All 23 teams will participate in the tournament remotely from their local markets and will compete for a total prize pool of $160,000. Games will begin at 6 p.m. ET on June 16–17 and at 7 p.m. ET on June 18–19, and will air live on ESPN2, ESPN’s digital platforms and the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

SUPER SAIYAN SPLASHY: Having led his team to an impressive win over previously undefeated Warriors Gaming Squad, Jazz Gaming guard Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram was named NBA 2K League Player of the Week for Week 6 of the 2020 NBA 2K League season. The Milwaukee-native averaged 33.3 points and 5.7 assists in Week 5. FUN FACTS: Ingram is a big fan of anime and is conversational in Japanese. 

TIPOFF TIME: The NBA 2K League’s first in-season tournament of the season, THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T, starts tonight and runs through Friday, June 19. All 23 teams will participate in the tournament remotely from their local markets and will compete for a total prize pool of $160,000. Games will begin at 6 p.m. ET on June 16–17 and at 7 p.m. ET on June 18–19, and will air live on ESPN2, ESPN’s digital platforms and the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. Games will also air in Canada on Sportsnet on June 16 from 6–9 p.m. ET and throughout the tournament on delay in Southeast Asia on eGG Network. Click here for additional details. 

RAPTORS KEEP RISING: Led by the stellar play of Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey, Raptors Uprising GC improved to 9-0 on the season. This past Sunday, Hailey’s winning ways continued when he led Team Kenny to victory in the XBOX bracket Finals of Draft Clash Powered by GameStop, a 3-on-3 tournament that featured 2K League players, content creators and fans. After defeating Blazer5 Gaming in an exciting series on June 11, Raptors Uprising GC tallied 109 points against Celtics Crossover Gaming on June 12, setting a new NBA 2K League record for points scored in a game. Hailey and Raptors Uprising GC will start THE TIPOFF with a rematch against 2019 NBA 2K League MVP Nidal “Mama Im Dat Man” Nasser and Blazer5 Gaming on Wednesday, June 17 at 6 p.m. ET. 

REGG IS ROLLING: Highlighted by a 40-point performance against Pistons GT, Bucks Gaming guard Reggie “Regg” Nash Jr. is one of the most talked about players in this year’s rookie class. The No. 12 overall pick ranks third in assists per game (8.2) and fifth in points per game (33.1). Nash Jr. and Bucks Gaming will begin THE TIPOFF by facing Knicks Gaming on Wednesday, June 17 at 10 p.m. ET. 

Here are the current standings:

  1. Raptors Uprising GC (9-0) 
  2. Warriors Gaming Squad (6-1) 
  3. Wizards District Gaming (6-1) 
  4. Jazz Gaming (4-1) 
  5. Hornets Venom GT (5-2) 
  6. Kings Guard Gaming (6-3) 
  7. Mavs Gaming (6-3) 
  8. T-Wolves Gaming (5-3) 
  9. NetsGC (4-3) 
  10. Hawks Talon GC (3-3) 
  11. Knicks Gaming (5-4) 
  12. Bucks Gaming (4-4) 
  13. Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai (4-4) 
  14. Grizz Gaming (4-4) 
  15. Pacers Gaming (4-4) 
  16. Cavs Legion GC (3-4) 
  17. Blazer5 Gaming (4-5) 
  18. Magic Gaming (2-5) 
  19. Heat Check Gaming (1-5) 
  20. Pistons GT (1-7) 
  21. Lakers Gaming (1-8) 
  22. 76ers GC (0-6) 
  23. Celtics Crossover Gaming (0-7) 
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