Defending NBA 2K League champions Wizards District Gaming advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals with a 2-0 Knicks Gaming sweep on Friday in Dallas.
The Wizards will face NetsGC on Saturday for a spot in the NBA 2K League Finals in September. The Nets beat second-seeded Venom GT Hornets 2-0 in the other Eastern Conference semi-final.
In the Western Conference semifinals, Warriors Gaming Squad defeated T-Wolves Gaming 2-1, and Jazz Gaming defeated Pacers Gaming 2-0.
After a regular season of online competition, the playoffs take place at the Mavs Gaming Hub. All of this week’s games are best of three.
The best-of-five NBA 2K League Finals are set for September 4 in Dallas. The winning team will win $ 450,000 out of a $ 1.08 million prize pool.
On Friday, the Wizards beat the Knicks 68-56 and 76-64. John “JBM” Mascone averaged 28 points and 10 assists for the Wizards. Christopher “Duck” Charles of the Knicks had 22.5 points and 6.5 assists per game.
The Nets routed the Hornets 102-68 before recording a 76-71 win in Game 2. Josh “Shock” Humphries paced the Nets with 29 point averages and 16 assists. Peter “PeteBeBallin” Malin averaged 16.5 points and 12 rebounds for the Hornets.
The Jazz, with 34.5 points and 12 assists per game from Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram, led the Pacers 91-87 in overtime and 74-60. The Pacers fell despite a 53-point effort from Enrique Xavier “630” Barraza in the overtime game.
The Warriors won their first game 76-69 before the T-Wolves claimed a 74-72 win on a buzzer layup. In the decisive third game, the Warriors held their ground 67-64.
Charlie “CB13” Bostwick averaged 25.3 points and 10 assists for the Warriors while teammate Vernon “Hezi” Coates contributed 18.7 points and 11.3 assists per game. Michael “BearDaBeast” Key has 24.7 points and seven assists per game for the T-Wolves.
The NBA 2K League playoffs prize pool
5-8. $ 42,500 – Hornets Venom GT, Knicks Gaming, T-Wolves, Pacers Gaming
9-12. $ 30,000 – Blazer5 Gaming, Pistons GT, 76ers GC, Grizz Gaming