Team Selects Zach Vandivier (Vandi) in First Round
Grizz Gaming, the Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA 2K League team, today selected four gamers in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. Point guard Zach Vandivier (Vandi), a Cleveland, Ohio native, was selected by Grizz Gaming with the seventh overall pick in the first round.
The team also selected shooting guard Justin Rodriguez (Jayrod) in the second round (27th overall), shooting guard Brandon Raudenbush (ToXsiK) in the third round (42nd overall) and returning player and small forward Daniel Davis (DDouble2K) in the fourth round (61st overall). ToXsiK played last season for Cavs Legion GC while the remaining two picks enter their rookie season. Grizz Gaming previously retained Meyhar Ahmed Hassan (AuthenticAfrican) and Antonio Saldivar (UniversalPhenom) from last year’s team.
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The 18-week season will begin Tuesday, April 2 with THE TIPOFF and will conclude Saturday, Aug. 3 with the 2019 NBA 2K League Finals. The complete schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. All regular-season games will take place at the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in Long Island City, N.Y., and will be livestreamed on Twitch. Weekly regular-season matchups will shift to the following times for the 2019 season: Wednesdays from 4-9 p.m. (MT), Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. (MT) and Fridays from 4-9 p.m. (MT).
Fans can visit the team’s website, grizzgaming.com, for all news, updates and happenings regarding the team. Additionally, fans can follow the team on Twitch at twitch.tv/grizzgaming, @grizzgaming on Twitter and Instagram, as well as GrizzliesGaming on Facebook and Snapchat to follow along with the team’s inaugural season.
About the NBA 2K League
The NBA 2K League is a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Launched in 2018, the league features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world. 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, tournaments and playoffs. The league hosted tryouts in early 2018 before the draft in April and the season tip-off in May. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.