It’s been a long and sometimes bumpy road to get here, but tonight at 7 p.m. EST we have the Xbox tournament winner going up against the PS4 tournament winner in the NBA 2K20 MyTeam Unlimited $250K Tournament.
NBA 2K20 Tournament Finals
Time: 7 p.m. EST on Twitter
Place: It’s taking place in Chicago as part of the NBA All-Star festivities
Prize: It’s winner take all. The winner gets the $250K and the runner-up gets a gift bag of sorts. They’ll also be in Chicago all week to enjoy the various events.
The prize consists of, at a minimum, a five (5) day/five (5) night trip for Finalist and his/her guest to Chicago, Illinois (subject to change by Sponsor in its sole discretion), and two (2) tickets to the Rising Stars Challenge, All-Star Saturday Night, and All-Star Game.
Competitors: The Klass Guy (Xbox) vs. Jomar-12PR (Playstation) — The game will be taking place on the Xbox as well. You can see their teams below.
Each Finalist has chosen his roster of 13 cards to bring to Chi-Town on 2/13 for the MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 Tournament. Which squad is better?
— NBA 2K20 MyTEAM (@NBA2K_MyTEAM) February 12, 2020
NBA 2K20 Tournament Finals – How Did We Get Here?
I only watched the PS4 games, but both players came in as underdogs if we go by seeding. Jomar came in as the bottom seed (16) on PS4 and had to beat both the first and second seeds on his way to the title. On the other side of things, The Klass Guy was the 12 seed who ended up beating the first seed and finally the 15th seed in the finals.
There was rampant amounts of input lag going on during the PS4 side of the tournament that marred a lot of the games as neither team could make a lot of shots. However, Jomar has a lot of competitive experience and has been a member of the 2K League, so he seemed to use that experience to his advantage. He adapted the best and beyond a close game in the finals and the first round, he mostly cruised through his games. He made some timely shots, and used players like Larry Bird and Ben Simmons very well to get into his offensive sets.
On the Xbox side of things, I’m not as dialed in to how the games went, but Xbox notoriously has even worse input lag than PS4 in MyTeam. So I would imagine The Klass Guy had to overcome similar issues to Jomar and the other competitors on his way to victory.
On paper, I would say Klass is bringing the stronger roster to the finals, but Jomar’s experience could be an X-factor. Of course, this game is being played on Xbox so that might impact Jomar as well.
While it’s a shame the tournament games were impacted by input lag, it does seem like almost everyone had to deal with the same obstacles. Hopefully, as we move to next-gen, 2K and other studios will figure out better ways to handle these tournaments online. Otherwise we should just go to more and more LAN-style events to provide the fairest environment for everyone involved.
On top of that, it will be interesting to see if the prize structure ever gets altered. It’s truly crushing to walk away with “nothing” considering the long road to get here. This is a game-changing amount of money on the line, but only one person will be walking away with any cash.