As 21 teams get ready to compete for the $1.2M prize in the NBA 2K League, the league today announced some major details regarding this year’s schedule. The 2K League’s 2019 tipoff will be on April 2 with THE TIPOFF tournament, and the league also announced some other major details, including tournament dates and that the league’s regular season games will move to weeknights this year.
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The league schedule for 2019 will start on April 2 with THE TIPOFF tournament, and will span 16 weeks. The NBA 2K League will feature three tournaments (THE TIPOFF, THE TURN, THE TICKET) and each team will play 16 games throughout the 12 weeks of the regular season. The top eight teams would then move on to the playoffs which start on July 24.
The tournaments, like last season, will have no effect on the regular season standings but would be used as a tiebreaker if needed. However, the winner of THE TICKET tournament is guaranteed a playoff spot just like last season, when Knicks Gaming won the tournament and went on to win the 2018 NBA 2K League Championship.
All regular season games will take place at the NBA 2K League Studio in Long Island City, N.Y. , and all games will be streamed on the league’s Twitch channel. Games during the regular season will take place on Wednesdays from 6-11 PM EST, Thursdays from 6-10 PM EST, and Fridays from 6-11 PM EST.
The NBA 2K League also announced that, in order to reach an international audience, the league will rebroadcast a “Game of the Day” in primetime to viewers in Europe. So for those who want to watch the games but don’t want to stay up until 3 or 4 AM in Europe, this is just for you.
Here is the full breakdown of the 2K League’s 2019 schedule:
- April 2 – 6 THE TIPOFF
- April 10 – 12 Regular Season – Week 1
- April 17 – 19 Regular Season – Week 2
- April 24 – 26 Regular Season – Week 3
- May 1 – 3 Regular Season – Week 4
- May 9 – 11 THE TURN
- May 15 – 17 Regular Season – Week 5
- May 22 – 24 Regular Season – Week 6
- May 29 – 31 Regular Season – Week 7
- June 5 – 7 Regular Season – Week 8
- June 13 – 15 THE TICKET
- June 19 – 21 Regular Season – Week 9
- June 26 – 28 Regular Season – Week 10
- July 3 – 5 League-Wide Bye Week
- July 10 – 12 Regular Season – Week 11
- July 17 – 19 Regular Season – Week 12
- July 24 – 26 2019 NBA 2K League Playoffs
- August 3 2019 NBA 2K League Finals
Full details regarding each team’s schedule will be released at a later date.
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