Sacramento, Calif. – Beginning Friday, March 27, the NBA 2K League will host the first-ever “NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown,” an online 3-on-3 tournament featuring fan-organized teams, top female 2K players and social media influencers, all competing in the NBA 2K20 MyPark game mode for the chance to play against NBA 2K League teams and a share of a $25,000 prize pool. Fans can watch NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown games on the NBA 2K League Twitch and YouTube channels.
There will be two stages of the tournament. The first stage will feature 32 fan-organized teams competing against each other in distinct XBOX and PS4 brackets, and will take place Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29. Fans can sign up for the NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown fan bracket beginning the week of March 23 at NBA2KLeague.com.
The second stage of the tournament will take place Tuesday, March 31 through Friday, April 3 and will feature NBA 2K League players (teams of three will represent their NBA 2K League teams), top female 2K players, social media influencers and the top performing teams from the fan‑only stage, again competing against each other in distinct XBOX and PS4 brackets.
All series aside from the final rounds of each bracket will be best-of-three‑games series with the final‑round matchups being best-of-five‑games series.
The League hopes that the first-ever NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown will provide NBA 2K League fans and the 2K community with an exciting and fun way to engage with the game and one another during these unprecedented times. While everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing, it’s important that we all stay connected. More information and resources regarding reducing risk for the coronavirus are available athttps://cares.nba.com/coronavirus/.
Participants and the complete game schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. Here is a general schedule:
- First Stage: NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown Fan Bracket (March 27-March 29; All 32 spots filled with fan-organized teams)
- Second Stage: NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown Bracket (March 31 – April 3; Teams composed of NBA 2K League players, some of the top female 2K players, social media influencers, and the top performing teams from the fan bracket)
Here is the prizing breakdown:
- $25,000 Prize Pool, including:
- $15,000 available to the non-NBA 2K League teams in the second stage ($5,000 and $2,500, respectively, awarded to the two furthest‑advancing non-NBA 2K League teams in each of the NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown brackets: XBOX and PS4.)
- $9,000 available to the NBA 2K League teams ($3,500 and $1,000, respectively, awarded to the two furthest‑advancing NBA 2K League teams in each of the NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown brackets: XBOX and PS4)
- $1,000 available to the winners of the fan‑only brackets in the first stage ($500 awarded to each winning team: XBOX and PS4)
*NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown subject to Official Rules. Not all fans who sign up will get to participate. For official rules, click here.
Kings Guard Gaming will participate in its third season in the NBA 2K League as one of 23 total franchises who will compete in the upcoming 2020 season. Kings Guard enters the new season coming off its first postseason appearance in 2019 under the leadership of Head Coach DJ “TTPLOADING” Layton, who will return to lead the team this season.
On February 22, Kings Guard selected forward Rafel “Crush” Davis, guard Matthew “Bash” Robles and guard Hayden “Nasthetic” Caudle amongst 229 eligible picks in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. These rookies will join veteran players Waseem “Seemo” Talbert (formerly known as “BallLikeSeem”), Connor “DatBoyShotz” and Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla, who was named to the 2019 Intel Performance SZN 2 All-Defensive Team.