NBA 2K League Week 8 Preview - NBA 2K League

NBA 2K League Week 8 Preview

SUPER SAIYAN SPLASHY 2: Having led his team to three victories last week, Jazz Gaming rookie guard Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram was named NBA 2K League Player of the Week for Week 7 of the 2020 NBA 2K League regular season. Winning the award in back-to-back regular-season weeks, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft delivered by Panera Bread is averaging 24.2 points and 6.4 assists for the season. Ingram and Jazz Gaming (7-1) will visit Hawks Talon GC tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET.

RAPTORS AIM FOR THE RECORD: Entering Week 8 with a 10-0 record, Raptors Uprising GC will look to break the NBA 2K League record for longest winning streak to start season, set by Mavs Gaming in 2019. Raptors Uprising GC will visit Heat Check Gaming (2-6) tonight at 9 p.m. ET. In the NBA 2K League’s Game of the Week on Thursday, July 2 at 10 p.m. ET, Toronto will host the impressive Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai (5-5), led by Dhwan “ShiftyKaii” White (31.9 ppg, 8.7 apg).

DUCK TALES: Knicks Gaming (5-6) selected Christopher “Duck” Charles with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 Draft. With averages of 27.8 points and 6.7 assists, the Brooklyn– native looks worthy of the high selection. Duck and Knicks Gaming will face off against one of the league’s top scorers in Sten “SAV” Valge-Sarr (32.8 ppg) and Lakers Gaming (2-9) on Thursday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET.

CASH FOR GRABS: The NBA 2K League will award $60,000 in prize money over the next two weeks. There will be 23 matches where the winning team will receive $2,500. Each team will play one home and one away match with prize pool eligibility. The team with the highest points per game average across the two weeks will be awarded an additional $2,500. Click here for additional details.

ON TV: ESPN2 will broadcast three nights of NBA 2K League action in Week 8 – Tuesday, June 30, Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 2. Games will begin at 7 p.m. ET each night. Last Friday, 2019 NBA 2K League Champion and T-Wolves Gaming point guard Michael “BearDaBeast” Key appeared on ELEAGUE Super Punch on TBS to talk about his journey to the NBA 2K League and T-Wolves Gaming’s season.

DRIBBLIN’ ON DASH RADIO: Last week, Dash Radio, Inc. and the Nothin’ But Net channel announced a multiyear collaborative relationship with the NBA 2K League to launch the first digital radio livestream of NBA 2K League games beginning Tuesday, June 30. Click here for additional details.

DRIBBLIN’ ON DASH RADIO: Prior to being selected in the second round of the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft, Lakers Gaming rookie shooting guard Wady “Tactuk” Tactuk was already a part of the NBA 2K League. As head coach, Tactuk led Bucks Gaming to an 8-8 record during the 2019 season. On May 18, he compiled a 22-point, 21-rebound double-double against the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai. The Bergenfield, N.J.–native began playing NBA 2K when he was six years old and played Division 1 baseball at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. Tactuk and Lakers Gaming (2-9) will host T-Wolves Gaming (6-4) on Wednesday, July 1 at 9 p.m. ET and host Knicks Gaming (5-6) on Thursday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET.