On Thursday, July 26, the NBA 2K League will host their inaugural NBA 2K League Showcase in what they describe as a tournament featuring “professional NBA 2K League players and influencers from the worlds of sports and entertainment in a quick-hitting, single elimination format.”
Hosted in the same NBA 2K League studios in New York City, the tournament will feature four teams. Each team will consist of one NBA 2K League player and four other celebrities or influencers in the sports world.
One of the NBA 2K League players headlining their own team is none other than the point guard from Mavs Gaming, Dimez.
Dimez will man the point guard spot for Team Dimez and will be surrounded by four other celebrities and influencers. One of his teammates is seven-time NBA champion, Robert Horry, while another one of his teammates is the broadcaster of the NBA 2K League, Dirk.
I asked Dimez if he knows about Robert Horry’s skills in the game and he admitted he doesn’t, but knows who will be getting that last shot.
“That I do not know [on Horry’s gaming skills], but I do know he is one of the most clutch players to ever play the game,” Dimez said. “It is good to have him on my team in case we come down to the last shot…he is getting that last shot for sure.”
I will be playing in the First Ever @NBA2KLeague Showcase Event Live this Thursday @ 7pm EST. Tune in! How did they let all of us get on 1 team? Y’all know what time it is! LETS GET THIS 🏆 ❗️❗️❗️@RKHorry @FilayMovement @PrettyLovesPink @Dirk_JDR 💯 pic.twitter.com/apBJkWnXgM
— Dimez (@DatBoyDimez) July 25, 2018
But don’t dismiss the broadcaster in Dirk, Dimez is thrilled to have another guy on his team who understands the game.
“I have Dirk who plays 2K and is the caster of the league,” Dimez said. “He knows a lot about the game.”
Rounding out Team Dimez is Filayyy and PrettyLovesPink.
The league will get underway Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. CT on twitch.tv/nba2kleague where Team Dimez will square off against Team oFab of Celtics Crossover Gaming.
The other first round game in the tournament will take place directly after the first matchup and will be headlined by Compete from the Jazz and Adam from the Knicks. After both first round games, there will be a final match taking place between the two winning teams.
Other celebrities/influencers taking part in the event are Ronnie2K, NickTheBullsFan, and former NBA champion, Brian Scalabrine. There will also be four female NBA 2K players taking part in the event.
Follow along with Dimez starting at 5:00 p.m. CT and the championship game at 7:00 p.m. CT. All games will be broadcasted live on twitch.tv/nba2kleague.