— Michael “Bp” Diaz Named to All-Rookie Team —
— Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla Named to All-Defensive Team —Sacramento, Calif. – As the 2019 NBA 2K League season nears the end with playoffs, Kings Guard Gaming’s Michael “Bp” Diaz and Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla were recognized by fans, team managers, league officials, and media for their contributions during the league’s second season. Bp was named to the NBA 2K League’s All-Rookie Team as Yusuf_Scarbz was named to the All-Defensive NBA 2K League Team.
Rookie guard Bp averaged 19.3 points, 7.9 assists and 1.1 rebounds in regular season play. In a historic performance against Pacers Gaming, Bp led all scoring with 41 points, tying the previous NBA 2K League record for most points in a single game and also set the record for most three pointers in an NBA 2K League game with 11 made three pointers – earning him the title of @IntelGaming Player of the Game. Bp then broke the NBA 2K League record for most points in a single game against Jazz Gaming, ending the game with 46 total points. He was one of five 2019 Intel Performance NBA 2K League MVP finalists.
In his second season in the NBA 2K League, veteran power forward “Yusuf_Scarbz” averaged 8.9 points, 1.7 blocks (second highest in the league) and 3.0 defensive rebounds per game during the regular season for Kings Guard Gaming.
For the 2019 season, Kings Guard Gaming finished with a regular-season record of 10-6, which earned them the fifth seed in the 2019 NBA 2K League Playoffs. On Thursday, July 25, Kings Guard Gaming made its first-ever playoff debut, falling to the fourth-seeded T-Wolves Gaming, the official 2K League team of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the best-of-three series.
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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 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, tournaments and playoffs. Knicks Gaming won the first-ever NBA 2K League Finals on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. The league’s second season takes place from April-August 2019. NBA 2K League partners include AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Dell, Facebook, HyperX, Intel, New Era, Raynor Gaming, SCUF Gaming, Snickers and Stance. All NBA 2K League games are livestreamed on the league’s Twitch and YouTube Channels. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.