2K League Preview: Six Playoff Spots Are Up For Grabs

    Six playoff spots are up for grabs in the NBA 2K League after Blazer5 Gaming and Knicks Gaming clinched their respective playoff berths.

    Currently, five teams are on a hot winning streak. Blazer5 Gaming, Pistons GT, Heat Check Gaming and Magic Gaming are all on a four-game winning streak while Raptors Uprising GC is on a three-game winning streak.

    Here are other important notes for Week 11’s preview:

    – With only two weeks left in the regular season, the MVP race is about to come to an end. Three MVP candidates will be featured in the Wizards District Gaming vs Blazer5 Gaming match on Friday, August 3 at 9 p.m. ET on Twitch. Washingtons Austin BooPainter,” who has earned MVP consideration will be taking on Portland’s MVP candidates tag-team Dayne OneWildWalnut Downey (20.7 PPG, 13.7 RPG, 2.2 APG) and Nidal Mama Im Dat Man Nasser (20.7 PPG, 13.0 APG).

    – NBA 2K League will be handing out the following awards at the end of regular season: Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Sportsmanship Award, Community Engagement Award, and Play of the Year.

    – Current team standings: 1. Blazer5 Gaming (11-1), 2. Pistons GT (8-3), 3. 76ers GC (8-4), 4. Heat Check Gaming (7-4), 5. Magic Gaming (7-4), 6. Cavs Legion GC (7-5), 7. Wizards District Gaming (6-6), 8. Celtics Crossover Gaming (6-6), 9. Raptors Uprising GC (6-6), 10. Pacers Gaming (5-6), 11. Mavs Gaming (5-7), 12. Jazz Gaming (5-7), 13. Grizz Gaming (5-7), 14. Knicks Gaming (4-8), 15. Bucks Gaming (4-8), 16. Kings Guard Gaming (3-8), 17. Warriors Gaming Squad (2-9)

    Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.