LARRY’S MOMENT: Receiving more than 138,000 votes on Twitter, Tim “oLARRY” Anselimo of Cavs Legion GC won the first-ever ESPY for “Best Esports Moment” for his return to the NBA 2K League after being shot multiple times at the tragic mass shooting at a gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, in August 2018. oLARRY sustained three gunshot wounds in the incident and had to learn to hold the game controller differently. Click here to learn more about oLARRY’s story.
THE FAB FIVE: During Week 11, the NBA 2K League announced five finalists for the 2019 Intel Performance NBA 2K League Most Valuable Player Award: Blazer5 Gaming’s Nidal “Mama Im Dat Man” Nasser, Celtics Crossover Gaming’s Albano “oFAB” Thomallari, Kings Guard Gaming’s Michael “Bp” Diaz, Magic Gaming’s Brendan “Reizey” Hill, and 76ers GC’s Ethan “Radiant” White. Notably, all five are point guards and two (Reizey and Bp) are rookies. Click here for complete information on the 2019 NBA 2K League Awards.
MO MONEY, NO PROBLEMS: With two victories in Week 11, T-Wolves Gaming extended their regular-season winning streak to six games. Rookie small forward Jordan “JMoneyRep817” Martinez cashed in 57 total points in the two games, earning him the Intel Player of the Week Award for Week 11. The Texas-native netted 25 points and four assists in a 70-61 victory over Knicks Gaming while adding 32 points and seven steals in an 82-42 win over Heat Check Gaming.
THE SHOWCASE IS BACK: On Friday, August 2 at 7 p.m. ET, the league will tip off the 2019 Finals weekend with the second annual NBA 2K League Showcase – a tournament featuring professional NBA 2K League players and influencers from the worlds of sports and entertainment. Confirmed participants include former NFL player Jeremy Maclin, music artist Ponce De’Leioun, content creator FlightReacts, content creator SGK7, and content creator GirlGamerChas. The event will take place at the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in Long Island City, New York and will be livestreamed on Twitch and YouTube.
WEEK 11 RECAP
Wednesday, July 10:
- Knicks Gaming 61 @ T-Wolves Gaming 70
- Pistons GT 62 @ Raptors Uprising GC 72
- T-Wolves Gaming 80 @ Heat Check Gaming 42
- Lakers Gaming 68 @ Pistons GT 43
- Raptors Uprising GC 55 @ Heat Check Gaming 63
Thursday, July 11:
- Wizards District Gaming 60 @ 76ers GC 76
- Knicks Gaming 79 @ Hawks Talon GC 67
- Celtics Crossover Gaming 65 @ Lakers Gaming 60
Friday, July 12:
- NetsGC 53 @ Wizards District Gaming 72
- 76ers GC 71 @ Pacers Gaming 55
- Grizz Gaming 80 @ NetsGC 51
- Pacers Gaming 67 @ Hawks Talon GC 75
- Celtics Crossover Gaming 53 @ Magic Gaming 48