Lang Whitaker & Grizz Gaming first round pick ‘Vandi’ to participate in NBA 2K League Draft Clash powered by Alienware

Memphis, Tenn.  – Grizz Gaming General Manager Lang Whitaker will help call the action while first round draft pick Zach Vandivier (Vandi) will join four fellow rookies in taking on five of the NBA 2K League’s second year players at the NBA 2K League Draft Clash powered by Alienware at the SXSW Conference and Festival this Saturday, March 16 at noon CT. The game will be streamed live on

Whitaker will join NBA 2K League broadcaster Dirk on the air at the event. Vandi will team up with fellow rookies Ria (Jazz Gaming), DevGoss (Hawks Talon GC), Chiquitae126 (Warriors Gaming Squad) and BearDaBEAST23 (T-Wolves Gaming) to take on a squad of second year players including Dimez (Mavs Gaming), G O O F Y 7 5 7 (Knicks Gaming), oLARRY (Cavs Legion GC), Steez (76ers GC) and Swizurk (Pacers Gaming)

Fans can visit the team’s website,, for all news, updates and happenings regarding the team. Additionally, fans can follow the team on Twitch at, @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, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world.  Each of the league’s 21 teams features six players who 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.  Knicks Gaming won the first-ever NBA 2K League Finals on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.  For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit