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The Warriors Gaming Squad will kick off the 2021 NBA 2K League season with the Tipoff tournament on May 19. Esports players will clash for the lion’s share of a $160,000 prize pool.
Tipoff and NBA 2K League 2021 season
The event will be the first of the 16-week season and be broadcast live over on the NBA 2K League’s official YouTube and Twitch channels. During those 16 weeks, each NBA 2K League team will duke it out in 28 regular season games.
As for the matchups, they will consist of two back-to-back games against an opposing team. The result of each game will be counted towards each team’s seasonal record.
In the upcoming season, the NBA 2K League will also be split into different conferences. The Warriors Gaming Squad, in particular, will be in the Western Conference.
2021 Season boasts $1.5 million prize pool
In total, the 2021 season will have $1.5 million in prize money.
The Warriors Gaming Squad will participate in plenty of scheduled games throughout the year. The Turn tournament, for example, will have a total prize pool of $260,000.
As for the 2021 Playoffs, the winning NBA 2K League team will receive $450,000 from the prize pool. Meanwhile, $630,000 will be distributed to the other top teams.
Warriors Gaming Squad schedule
In the past, the Warriors Gaming Squad became the first NBA 2K League team to win multiple tournaments in one season.
Currently, the Warriors Gaming Squad roster consists of Charlie “CB13” Bostwick, Austin “KayAus” Caterino, Veron “Hezi” Coates, Antoine “Antoine” Featherstone, Matt “Matty” Grant and Sam “Gradient” Salyers.
The full schedule for the Warriors Gaming Squad can be viewed below:
|May 19-22||The Tipoff Tournament|
|Thursday, May 27||4:20 p.m.||Bucks Gaming|
|June 2-5||Bye Week|
|Thursday, June 10||4:40 p.m.||Jazz Gaming|
|Friday, June 11||6 p.m.||Wizards District Gaming (NBA 2K League Game of the Week)|
|Thursday, June 17||4 p.m.||Mavs Gaming|
|Saturday, June 19||4 p.m.||Lakers Gaming|
|Wednesday, June 23||6 p.m.||Blazer5 Gaming|
|Thursday, June 24||4 p.m.||T-Wolves Gaming|
|June 30 – July 3||Bye Week|
|July 7-10||Bye Week|
|July 14-17||The Turn Tournament|
|Wednesday, July 21||4 p.m.||Lakers Gaming|
|Friday, July 23||6 p.m.||Cavs Legion GC|
|Wednesday, July 28||6 p.m.||Blazer5 Gaming|
|Friday, July 30||6 p.m.||Raptors Uprising GC (NBA 2K League Game of the Week)|
|Wednesday, August 4||4 p.m.||Kings Guard Gaming|
|Thursday, August 5||4:20 p.m.||Kings Guard Gaming|
|Saturday, August 14||4 p.m.||Jazz Gaming|
|August 19-21||The Ticket Tournament|
|August 26-28||NBA 2K League Playoffs|
|September 4||NBA 2K League Finals|
Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!