T-Wolves Gaming – the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves – defeated 76ers GC 2-0 in the three-game series to win THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T for the second consecutive year. T-Wolves Gaming defeated Mavs Gaming and Lakers Gaming in the quarterfinals and semifinals of THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T.
Center Malik “Slaughter” Leisinger was named THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T tournament MVP after averaging 20.2 points, 12.5 rebounds and shooting 85% from the field across the tournament. Point guard Michael “BearDaBeast” Key added 20.3 points and 8.2 assists.
Game 1: T-Wolves Gaming 73 – 76ers GC 68
Game 2: T-Wolves Gaming 83 – 76ers GC 66
THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T is the first of three in-season 5v5 tournaments (THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and THE TICKET) that are part of THE BANNER CHAIN powered by AT&T. THE TIPOFF featured all 24 NBA 2K League teams and began with two weeks of remote group play (Tuesday, April 5 – Friday, April 8; Tuesday, April 12 – Friday, April 15) followed by bracket play that took place at the NBA 2K League Studio in Indianapolis from April 20 – 23.
THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T champions:
2018 – 76ers GC
2019 – 76ers GC
2020 – Raptors Uprising GC
2021 – T-Wolves Gaming
2022 – T-Wolves Gaming
2022 competitions continue with the SLAM OPEN as part of the Coinbase NBA 2KL 3v3 BLACKTOP SERIES from Tuesday, April 26 – Saturday, May 14. New this season, as an avenue for the 2 million players who play NBA 2K every day to compete in NBA 2K League competition, amateur teams from around the world will have the opportunity to participate alongside NBA 2K League teams for a share of the 3v3 tournament prize pool.
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