Kings Guard Gaming, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, will compete against the 22 other NBA 2K League teams in the second in-season, single-elimination tournament, THE TURN powered by AT&T, taking place from Wednesday, July 22 to Saturday, July 25.
Kings Guard Gaming (9-4) enters the tournament with the fifth seed, as determined by their regular-season winning percentage. Teams seeded 10-23 will compete on Wednesday, July 22, to earn the right to advance into the 16-team bracket. Matches will be played in a best-of-three series, with the winner of each series advancing to the next round. Kings Guard Gaming’s first matchup will be on Thursday, July 23, at 5 p.m. PT against the winners of the Knicks Gaming vs. Pistons GT matchup happening at 3 p.m. PT Wednesday, July 22.
Fans can tune into the tournament action through the NBA 2K League’s Twitch channel, with select matches airing on ESPN’s digital platforms and the NBA 2K League’s YouTube channel. In addition, ESPN2 will air matches live on Wednesday, July 22, beginning at 5 p.m. PT and Saturday, July 25, beginning at 12 p.m. PT. The broadcast windows will be:
- Wednesday, July 22: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. PT
- Thursday, July 23: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT
- Friday, July 24: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT (Quarterfinals)
- Saturday, July 25: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET (Semifinals and Finals)
Kings Guard Gaming will be competing for a piece of the prize pool, valued at $260,000. The winner of THE TURN will earn nearly half of the prize pool, with the remaining funds awarded to the second- to eighth-place teams: first place – $117,000, second place – $52,000, third place and fourth place – $22,100 each, and fifth to eighth place – $11,700 each. In addition to prize money, teams are competing for banners from each in-season tournament that link together to form THE BANNER CHAIN powered by AT&T.
For more information on THE TURN tiebreaker scenarios and implemented strategy concept – “Archetype Ban,” click here.
Kings Guard Gaming enters the second in-season tournament looking to capitalize on their first in-season tournament run that saw them take second place and $50,000 in prize money. The team, led by Head Coach DJ “TTPLOADING” Layton, consists of veteran players: shooting guard Waseem “Seemo” Talbert, center Connor “DatBoyShotz” and power forward Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla, who was named to the 2019 Intel Performance SZN 2 All-Defensive Team, as well as rookies: small forward Rafel “Crush” Davis, point guard Matthew “Bash” Robles and alternate point guard Hayden “Nasthetic” Caudle.