On Saturday, February 26, Kings Guard Gaming selected the following gamers in the virtual 2022 NBA 2K League Draft:
|Name||Gamertag||Hometown||Position||Round / Pick|
|Anthony Costanzo||Ant SZN||Lakewood, Ohio||Point Guard||2nd / 34th Overall|
|Myles Lyons||Myles||Detroit, MI||Power Forward||2nd / 36th Overall|
The newly drafted players will join shooting forward Rafel “Crush” Davis, point guard Nidal “Mama Im Dat Man” Nasser and center Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey in representing Sacramento for the upcoming season. Also, Head Coach DJ Layton will once again lead the team.
“The entire team is excited with the 2022 NBA 2K Draft results and eager to get going,” said Kings Guard Gaming Head Coach DJ Layton. “Anthony and Myles are high caliber players and will bring great energy to the team. Big things are coming and we can’t wait to head to Indy.”
In 2017, the Sacramento Kings revealed the identity of their first esports team – Kings Guard Gaming –that participated in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League in 2018. Committing resources to support the new team, the Kings unveiled the world’s first dedicated esports training facility and content studio inside a professional sporting venue, featuring a broadcast center, gamer lounge and full-service music recording studio. Using the world’s most connected in-arena network, the studio has full broadcast capabilities to produce livestreams and content, as well as the latest hardware for zero-lag gaming. In 2019, the team made its first NBA 2K League playoff appearance. The 2020 NBA 2K League season saw Kings Guard Gaming tied for fifth place in the playoffs with a regular season record of 11-5.
Kings Guard Gaming finished the 2021 NBA 2K League season 15-13, ranking eleventh in the league. The 2021 Kings Guard Gaming team was led by Head Coach DJ “DLAY2K” Layton and consisted of shooting forward Rafel “Crush” Davis, point guard Nidal “Mama Im Dat Man” Nasser, shooting guard Waseem “Seemo” Talbert, power forward/center Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla, center Stanley “MaJes7ic” Lebron and power forward Kerry “KerryJJr” Thompson.
The 2022 NBA 2K season’s host city will be Indianapolis, Indiana. The team will live, play and practice in this location, including remote and in-person games. Kings Guard Gaming begins their season Tuesday, April 5, with THE TIPOFF.
Additional details about the 2022 NBA 2K League season will be announced in the near future. For more information, fans can visit KingsGuard.gg or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook – @KingsGuardGG.
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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 24 teams and the best NBA 2K players in the world. NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Coinbase, Dash Radio, eGG Network, ESRevolution, Google, Loco, Mondelēz International, SAP, Snickers, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sport1, Tencent, Twitch, Wilson and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.