The NBA 2K League today announced its game schedule for “THE TURN,” the season’s second tournament, with Grizz Gaming playing its first round matchup against 76ers GC on Friday, June 8 at 2 p.m. CT. All games will be streamed live on Twitch and take place from the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City.
The single-elimination tournament tips off on Friday, June 8 with a play-in game for the 16th and 17th seeds, which will be immediately followed by eight games featuring the 1st-15th seeds and winner of the play-in game. Friday’s winners will advance, and eight teams will compete on Saturday with the goal of making it to the championship game at 6 p.m. ET. Seeding was determined by a team’s performance during the four weeks of regular-season games preceding “THE TURN.”
The winner of “THE TURN” will earn half of the $150,000 prize pool, with the remainder being awarded to the second to eighth place teams (first place – $75,600; second place – $24,800; third and fourth place – $12,800; fifth-eighth place – $6,000).
“THE TURN” is the second of three tournaments that will be played throughout the season. Each team that wins a tournament will take home a coveted steel champion banner – with the goal of collecting all three banners that link together to form THE BANNER CHAIN.
The tournament schedule in its entirety is listed below.
Friday, June 8 (All Times Central)
|1 p.m.||Raptors Uprising GC (16)||Pacers Gaming (17)|
|2 p.m.||76ers GC (2)||Grizz Gaming (15)|
|3 p.m.||Blazer5 Gaming (1)||Winner of Play-In Game|
|4 p.m.||Mavs Gaming (3)||Bucks Gaming (14)|
|5 p.m.||Pistons GT (4)||Warriors Gaming Squad (13)|
|6 p.m.||Cavs Legion GC (5)||Knicks Gaming (12)|
|7 p.m.||Jazz Gaming (6)||Celtics Crossover Gaming (11)|
|8 p.m.||Wizards District Gaming (7)||Heat Check Gaming (10)|
|9 p.m.||Kings Guard Gaming (8)||Magic Gaming (9)|
Saturday, June 9 (All Times Central)
|Quarterfinal 1 (3 p.m. Winner vs. 9 p.m. Winner)||11 a.m.|
|Quarterfinal 2 (2 p.m. Winner vs. 8 p.m. Winner)||Noon|
|Quarterfinal 3 (5 p.m. Winner vs. 6 p.m. Winner)||1 p.m.|
|Quarterfinal 4 (4 p.m. Winner vs. 7 p.m. Winner)||2 p.m.|
|Semifinals (Quarterfinal 1 vs. Quarterfinal 3)||3 p.m.|
|Semifinals (Quarterfinal 2 vs. Quarterfinal 4)||4 p.m.|