The first ever NBA 2K League Finals kick off this weekend and we have everything you need to know! From the teams, to the schedule, and even what each roster is jamming to ahead of the games — we’ve got you covered!
The first ever NBA 2K League Finals kick off this weekend and we have everything you need to know! From the teams, to the schedule, and even what each roster is jamming to ahead of the games — we’ve got you covered! The Finals kick off on Saturday, August 25 at 4 PM ET, with each game being live-streamed on Twitch. First of all, some of you may be asking what the NBA 2K League even is. — It’s the first official esports league operated by a US professional sports league. The league features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world, so yes, it’s a big deal.
Here’s out it works — Each of the league’s 17 teams drafted six players to compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, in-season tournaments and playoffs. The league hosted tryouts in early 2018 before the draft in April and the season tip-off in May.
The objective? — The best-of-three NBA 2K League Finals will see the winning team receive $300,000. The remainder of the $600,000 prize pool will be awarded to the remaining seven playoff teams.
Schedule: Saturday, August 25
4 PM ET NBA 2K League Finals, Game 1
5 PM ET NBA 2K League Finals, Game 2
6 PM ET NBA 2K League Finals, Game 3 (if necessary)
As for what your favorite gamers are listening to in order to dominate the finals?
Team: Heat Check Gaming
Juan Gonzalez (Hotshot)’s jamming to: “I’m The Man” by 50 Cent; “Untouchable” by YoungBoy Never Broke Again; “Trophies” by Drake
Basil Rose (24k Dropoff)’s picks are: “God’s Plan” by Drake; “Blue Laces” by Nipsey Hussle; “Save Me” K Goon
Team: Knicks Gaming
Adam Kudeimati (iamadamthe1st)’s bumping “Blue Tint”, “Mob Ties”, “Behind Barz (Link Up TV Freestyle)” all by Drake