All teams to play at least first six weeks of season in local markets
MILWAUKEE – Bucks Gaming will tip off the 2020 NBA 2K League season on Wednesday, May 6, against Magic Gaming, the league announced today. The team’s Week 1 matchup is the first of at least six weeks of remote gameplay, which will feature all 23 teams competing in regular-season matchups from their local markets, to begin the 2020 NBA 2K League season. All games will be streamed live on the league’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
Each of the 23 teams in the 2K League will compete in at least eight head-to-head matchups during the first six weeks of remote gameplay, with Bucks Gaming slated for nine. Every matchup will be a best-of-three series, with each series win or loss representing one regular-season win or loss.
The initial six-week remote gameplay schedule for Bucks Gaming is below:
|Regular Season Week 1||Wednesday, May 6||vs. Magic Gaming||6 p.m.|
|Regular Season Week 1||Friday, May 8||at T-Wolves Gaming||6 p.m.|
|Regular Season Week 2||Tuesday, May 12||vs. Cavs Legion GC||6 p.m.|
|Regular Season Week 2||Thursday, May 14||at Knicks Gaming||6 p.m.|
|Regular Season Week 3||Thursday, May 21||at NetsGC||6 p.m.|
|Regular Season Week 3||Friday, May 22||at Blazer5 Gaming||6 p.m.|
|Regular Season Week 4||BYE WEEK|
|Regular Season Week 5||Tuesday, June 2||vs. Gen.G||8 p.m.|
|Regular Season Week 6||Wednesday, June 10||at Pacers Gaming||6 p.m.|
|Regular Season Week 6||Friday, June 12||vs. Pistons GT||8 p.m.|
In addition to the first six weeks of remote gameplay, the 2020 NBA 2K League season will once again include three in-season tournaments: THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and THE TICKET. All 23 teams will compete in THE TIPOFF and THE TURN, while the 14 teams that are not one of the top nine playoff seeds will compete in THE TICKET, with the winner earning the 10th and final spot in the 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs. Select NBA 2K League teams will also host rivalry matches and round-robin events throughout the season.
The remainder of the 2020 season schedule and structure, including the dates of tournaments, rivalry matches and round-robin events, will be shared as information becomes available.
This season’s Bucks Gaming squad returns two dynamic players from last year’s team in Aaron “ARooks” Rookwood, who returns for his third season with the team after earning All-NBA 2K League First Team honors while ranking fifth in the league in scoring at 19.9 points per game last season, and Tyler “Plondo” Lay who was a 2019 All-NBA 2K League Rookie Team selection. Joining them are the team’s four draft selections from February’s draft: Reginald “Regg” Nash Jr., Idris “Squidris” Richardson, Tyrell “Ty” Johnson and Anmool “ChaChingSingh” Singh.