NBA2K League also announces extension of remote gameplay through Week 11
Minneapolis-St. Paul – T-Wolves Gaming, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, will participate in the first in-season tournament of the 2020 season, which begins tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16. The TIPOFF will air on ESPN2, ESPN’s digital platforms and on the league’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
The tournament will consist of two days of remote pool play (June 16 and 17) to determine the eight teams who will advance to the playoffs, which will be held June 18 to June 19. Each team will play four games in pool play, competing against two other teams in its group twice. T-Wolves Gaming will play two games each against Cavs Legion GC and Hornets Venom GT on Wednesday, June 17. See below for T-Wolves Gaming’s full remote pool play schedule.
At the conclusion of pool play, the seven teams with the best records in each group as well as one wild card entrant will advance to the playoffs. Each matchup in the playoff rounds will be played in a best-of-three format. For the full tournament schedule please click here. For more details regarding the tournament, including tie breaker information and full breakdown of each group, please click here.
All 23 teams will compete for a total prize pool of $160,000. The winner of THE TIPOFF will earn nearly half of the prize pool, with the remainder awarded to the runner-up, third- and fourth- place finishers (first place – $70,000; second place – $50,000; third and fourth place – $20,000 each). In addition to prize money, THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T is the first of three in-season tournaments (THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and THE TICKET) in which teams compete for banners that link together to form THE BANNER CHAIN powered by AT&T.
T-Wolves Gaming THE TIPOFF Schedule
Game: Date: Opponent: Time:
1 Wednesday, June 17 Cavs Legion GC 5pm CT
2 Wednesday, June 17 Cavs Legion GC 6pm CT
3 Wednesday, June 17 Hornets Venom GT 7pm CT
4 Wednesday, June 17 Hornets Venom GT 8pm CT
The NBA2K also announced an extension of remote gameplay for the regular season through Week 11 (ending July 17). The gameplay schedule for T-Wolves Gaming will be released at a later date.
About T-Wolves Gaming
T-Wolves Gaming is the NBA 2K League Defending Champion and one of 23 esports teams competing in the NBA 2K League founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software. The NBA 2K League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, T-Wolves Gaming draws inspiration from the Timberwolves pack mentality and aspiration for team excellence that will propel a new generation of esports fans and players. T-Wolves Gaming trains at the state-of-the-art T-Wolves Gaming Training Center at Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis.
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, 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, visitNBA2KLeague.com.