Last week, the NBA 2K League held its first tournament of the season, The TIPOFF. Raptors Uprising GC brought home the title, defeating Kings Guard Gaming (76-57, 79-49).
Mavs Gaming finished 1-1 in the group stage against their opponents Celtics Crossover Gaming and Jazz Gaming, and did not advance to the bracket round.
About the Match: Mavs Gaming plays CLTX Gaming on Thursday and Warriors Gaming Squad on Friday in week eight. MavsGG sits at 6–3 on the season, while CLTX Gaming still searches for its first regular season win, and Warriors Gaming is in a tie for second place in the league at 6-1.
About CLTX Gaming: The 2018 NBA 2K League Draft saw Mavs Gaming’s Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd drafted first overall, and CLTX Gaming’s Albano “oFAB” Thomallari was drafted second overall. This has become one of the best head-to-head rivalries in the League. Last week at the TIPOFF, CLTX Gaming split games with MavsGG, and finished last in the group with a 1-3 record. Earning a trip to the final four last season, CLTX Gaming retained two-thirds of its roster, bringing back Bulleyy, MEL EAST, NO xAUTOGRAPHSx and oFAB for the 2020 campaign. The final two roster spots were filled by shooting guard Easy, who was acquired in an offseason trade with Heat Check Gaming, and center TooxCool, who was selected with the 64th overall pick in the 2020 Draft. You can read more about Celtics Crossover Gaming here.
About Warriors Gaming Squad: Warriors Gaming Squad balled out last season as one of the elite teams in the NBA 2K League. In 2019, the team won two of the three midseason tournaments and made it to the Final Four in the playoffs. Losing a great player in TYPE, the Warriors Gaming Squad kept four of their remaining players from last year’s team and got the biggest steal in the Draft with Slaughter falling to them at pick number 20. Their only loss so far in Season 3 has come against a good Jazz Gaming team, and they finished with a 2-2 record last week at The TIPOFF not advancing to the bracket round. You can read more about Warriors Gaming Squad here.