This week we gear up for the NBA 2K League’s second season, starting off with THE TIPOFF TOURNAMENT.
During today’s schedule, last year’s champions Knicks Gaming will be awarded customized championship rings supplied by Baron Rings prior to THE TIPOFF’s opening game. NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue will present each of the six players from the Knicks Gaming’s 2018 championship roster with a ring to commemorate their historic victory.
Following the ring ceremony at 8 pm ET, Knicks Gaming will start its title defense again NetsGC, a team led by former 2018 Finals MVP and former Knicks Gaming player Nate Kahl. NBA 2K Director of Influencer Marketing Ronnie Singh, also known as Ronnie 2K, will provide guest commentary on the live Twitch broadcast alongside Phil Visu.
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On Wednesday X Ambassadors will perform “BOOM” live for the studio audience and fans watching on Twitch starting at 4:45 pm ET. Then on Friday Comedian Sarah Tiana, a regular on Comedy Central, as well as a writer for the ESPYS and NFL Honors, will provide guest commentary on the live Twitch broadcast alongside Phil Visu.
The tournament starts today at 5 pm ET and runs through Saturday, April 6th. 52 rookies and the league’s four new teams will make their debut appearances for the second season. The tournament will culminate on April 6 with the final eight teams competing for THE TIPOFF title’s $120,000 prize pool and the first of three trophies that comprise THE BANNER CHAIN.
The tournament starts today at 5 p.m. ET and runs through Saturday, April. The 52 rookies and the league’s four new teams – Hawks Talon GC, Lakers Gaming, NetsGC, and T-Wolves Gaming – will make their debuts. The tournament will culminate on April 6 with the final eight teams competing for THE TIPOFF title, a share of the $120,000 prize pool, and the first of three trophies that comprise THE BANNER CHAIN powered by AT&T.
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Here are the featured games for each day:
Tuesday’s Feature Game(s): Knicks Gaming vs. NetsGC
Wednesday’s Featured Game(s): Brandon “Hood” Caicedo and T-Wolves Gaming making their franchise debut as they take on Mehyar “AuthenticAfrican” Ahmed-Hassan and Grizz Gaming at 5 p.m. ET.
Thursday’s Featured Game(s): Game action tips off with Warriors Gaming Squad visiting 2018 NBA 2K League Finals MVP Finalist Ramo “Ramo” Radoncic and Pacers Gaming at 5 p.m. ET. Connor “Dat Boy Shotz” Rodrigues and Hawks Talon GC will then make their franchise debut when they take on Pacers Gaming at 6 p.m. ET, followed by Mitchell “Mootyy” Franklin and Lakers Gaming making their franchise debut against Albano “oFab” Thomallari and Celtics Crossover Gaming at 9 p.m. ET.
Friday’s Feature Game(s): Spencer “Ria” Wyman, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft, will make his NBA 2K League debut with Jazz Gaming when they host Bucks Gaming at 9 p.m. ET. To conclude the action, Jazz Gaming will visit Blazer5 Gaming and 2018 NBA 2K League MVP and Defensive Player of the Year Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey at 10 p.m. ET.