Dimez - NBA 2K League

Artreyo Boyd

  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Country: USA
  • 2018 Draft: Round 1, Pick 1
  • 2019 Draft: Protected Player
  • 2020 Draft: Protected Player
  • 2021 Draft: Retained Player
  • 2022 Draft: Protected Player
  • 2023 Draft: Round 1, Pick 12

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Artreyo Boyd ( Dimez)

Nickname: Trey

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Birthday: May 9

Parent(s): Arthur and Joyce Boyd

Wears Number: 1

Brand Endorsement: HyperX

Community Relations: Loves to help the less fortunate and children.

Favorite Video Game: NBA 2K

Movie: Friday

Food: Italian

Hidden Talent: Musically talented. Specifically-rhythmic speaking and songwriting.

NBA 2K History:

2018 – Round 1 Pick 1 for Mavs Gaming
2019 – Retained Mavs Gaming
2020 – Retained Mavs Gaming
2021 – Retained Mavs Gaming
2021 – Traded to Raptors Uprising GC
2022 – Traded to Bucks Gaming
2023 – Traded to Grizz Gaming

“I’m most excited that on this year’s team, we have players who have asserted themselves in the league and have earned accolades. Just having those types of players and mindsets is huge. I’m excited to have the mature group that we have. Everyone is ready to go, ready to work.”

“Dimez is a hard worker who loves the game of NBA 2K and everything about it. He has invested more hours of gameplay than anyone I know. His passion for the game is unrivaled.”

Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and enters his fourth year as a professional NBA 2K player and fourth season with Mavs Gaming; he is considered one of the top gamers in the world and proudly accepts his role as the face of the league. The 27-year-old made history on April 4, 2018, when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced his name as the first ever player drafted in the inaugural NBA 2K League Draft at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

With the No. 1 overall pick, the Dallas Mavericks selected Boyd from a pool of 102 gamers and he instantly became a vital piece of Mavs Gaming history. Dimez found out when Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban called him directly and welcomed him to the organization. The point guard said it was a moment that forever changed the destiny of his life.

The native of Cleveland is widely regarded as the “Lebron James of NBA 2K,” and coming from Ohio, he gladly accepts the title. He earned the nickname from fellow players after he advanced to six out of eight NBA 2K League finals prior to the inaugural draft. He won four in a row, thus earning The King nickname. Dimez has become a recognizable face in the North Texas community thanks to his continuous efforts and desire to serve local children and organizations; he also serves as a Dallas Mavericks ambassador for various events around the year. In Feb. 2020, HyperX named Dimez the official brand ambassador for gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, and mousepads.

‘DatBoyDimez’ is the only Mavs Gaming player to play with the Mavericks for his entire career and he was the only player Dallas retained for Season 4 with the team…Boyd enters his fourth professional season as a protected player with the organization and could not be selected by any expansion teams…He was a member of the 2018 team that set the record for the best start in NBA 2K League history (at the time) at 10-0 and finished second overall in the regular season…In 2018 as a rookie, the poin guard averaged 22.1 points, 11.4 assists and 3.2 steals per game…In 2019, Dimez recorded 16.7 points per game and 8.7 assists, and earned seven Player of the Game awards…Last season, during 2020, he averaged 15.6 points and 3.37 assists per game.

Boyd’s love of basketball was born in the streets of Cleveland, where he earned a reputation on the hardtop for his prolific passing ability to dish “dimes” while competing in neighborhood games. He would later replicate a similar style when he first picked up a console and played NBA2K8 and NBA2K9 as a teen; originally, he just played with friends, but his instincts told him there was something more. For the next 10 years he eased through the professional ranks and said he felt like his destiny and life purpose

emerged when the NBA announced plans to start a professional 2K League. He is known as a crafty player with a unique vision to see the court and stay focused in a gaming environment that can get tense and heated. Dimez’s teammates note that he operates from a place of grace and takes his role as a leader seriously, always encouraging his teammates to be positive and “fight on” no matter the odds.

Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd was born on May 9, 1994 and attended Shaw High School in East Cleveland. He comes from a large family with little resources and after he won $20 at his first tournament, he gave the earnings to his father to feed the family. His father was not a fan of video games at the time, but Dimez was deeply passionate about his craft and pleaded with this father to allow him to play. His pursuit of purpose paid off and Dimez instantly became the most recognizable face in esports and he’s been featured in major media outlets like The Washington Post, Forbes, USA Today and countless other television and digital media stories across the world.

“I come from a pretty tough background. Leading up to this, I had no path, I had no career, I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do. Then they announced the league and it hit me immediately. I knew this is what I’ve been playing for each year.”

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