SAN FRANCISCO – As part of the NBA 2K League's full schedule release, it was announced today that Warriors Gaming Squad (WGS), the NBA 2K League affiliate team of the Golden State Warriors, will host a San Francisco homestand on July 11 at Thrive City, the multipurpose community gathering space that surrounds Chase Center. The round-robin event will consist of regular-season matchups between four teams and includes a prize pool of $20,000. The NBA 2K League's third season will begin on March 24 with The TIPOFF tournament at the league's new studio in Manhattan, New York.
The San Francisco homestand, which is free and open to the public, will include matchups between Blazer5 Gaming (Portland Trail Blazers), Kings Guard Gaming (Sacramento Kings), Lakers Gaming (Los Angeles Lakers) and Warriors Gaming Squad throughout the one-day event. New this season, team-hosted rivalry matches and round-robin events will count toward a team's regular-season record, with the exception of the round-robin championship games. Each round-robin event will have a total prize pool of $20,000 with the winner of the championship game receiving $15,000.
The full NBA 2K League season will consist of 16 regular-season contests and three tournaments, THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and THE TICKET, in which teams will compete for banners that link together to form THE BANNER CHAIN powered by AT&T. Weekly regular-season matchups at the 13,600 square-foot NBA 2K League Studio will begin at 4 p.m. (PT) on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Complete Warriors Gaming Squad 2020 schedule is below:
The 2020 Warriors Gaming Squad roster includes point guard Charlie "CB13" Bostwick, forward Jin "Jin" Choe, point guard Matt "Matty" Grant, center Malik "Slaughter" Leisinger, guard Alex "Bsmoove" Reese and forward Samuel "Gradient" Salyers.
Founded in 2017, Warriors Gaming Squad is the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, one of 23 teams who compete in the league. During the 2019 season, the team made history as the first in league history to win multiple torments in the same season. The parent organization also owns and operates the Golden Guardians who compete in Apex Legends, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Teamfight Tactics and World of Warcraft. For more information on Warriors Gaming Squad, visit @WarriorsGaming on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and NBA2KLeague.com.
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, Facebook, HyperX, New Era, Panera Bread, Raynor Gaming, SCUF and Stance. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.
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