AUGUST 19, 2020 (DALLAS, TX) – Mavs Gaming, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, will play in the 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs Delivered by DoorDash starting tomorrow. Sitting in the seventh seed, Mavs Gaming will play the tenth seed team, Blazer5 Gaming, at 4:30 p.m. CST in round one of the playoffs. This will be the team’s second playoff appearance in three seasons.
“Like we’ve been saying all year, we have something to prove,” said Mavs Gaming Head Coach LT Fairley. “We’re ready.”
The 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs Delivered by DoorDash will be held from Thursday, August 20, to Saturday, August 22, leading up to the 2020 NBA 2K League Finals Delivered by DoorDash held the following weekend. There is a total prize pool of $920,000 and $420,000 of that will go to the NBA 2K League champions. The remainder of the cash will be distributed to the other teams that qualified for the playoffs this year. Second place will receive $150,000, third and fourth place will receive $75,000, fifth through eighth place will receive $35,000 and ninth and tenth place will receive $30,000.
Mavs Gaming will take on Blazer5 Gaming in a best-of-three format. A watch party will be hosted by Mavs Gaming for anyone to attend on Discord. To join create a free Discord account, tune in through this link and scroll to the “Watch Parties” category to choose a room to watch the game. Fans can also tune in for live coverage on the league’s Twitch channel.
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ABOUT THE NBA 2K LEAGUE: The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 23 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Dash Radio, DoorDash, eGG Network, ESPN, Facebook, GameStop, HyperX, Jostens, Panera Bread, Raynor Gaming, SAP, SCUF Gaming, Snickers, Sportsnet, Stance, Tissot, Twitch and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.
ABOUT MAVS GAMING: Mavs Gaming is the Dallas Mavericks affiliate team in the NBA 2K League. The NBA 2K League is a professional competitive gaming league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Bringing together the world’s best basketball gamers, this marks the first official Esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league. For more information visit mavsgaming.nba.com.