SEASON 4 OF NBA 2K LEAGUE BEGINS WITH ‘THE TIPOFF’ POWERED BY AT&T MAY 19-22; WEEK ONE OF REGULAR SEASON TIPS OFF MAY 26
76ERS GC SET TO PLAY TWO ‘GAME OF THE WEEK’ MATCHUPS FEATURED IN THE ‘NBA 2KL FRIDAY NIGHT FIRE’ SPOTLIGHT ON JUL. 23 AND AUG. 6
TEAM WILL COMPETE AS MEMBER OF EASTERN CONFERENCE, WITH EASTERN AND WESTERN CONFERENCES IMPLEMENTED FOR FIRST TIME
PHILADELPHIA — APR. 28, 2021 — 76ers Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League team of the Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment (HBSE) portfolio, announced today its schedule for the 2021 NBA 2K League season, including a season-opening matchup with Cavs Legion GC in THE TIPOFF Powered by AT&T on Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. ET. The two teams will meet again to begin their respective regular-season schedules on Saturday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET. The 16-week season will conclude Saturday, Sept. 4 with the 2021 NBA 2K League Finals Delivered by DoorDash. The 23 teams will each play 28 regular-season games.
“NBA 2KL Friday Night Fire” will spotlight the week’s marquee matchup with the Game of the Week and dive deep into the stories of the league’s 138 players and never-before-seen content and interviews. 76ers GC is slated to play Raptors Uprising GC in the Game of the Week on Friday, Jul. 23 at 9 p.m. ET, and Blazer5 Gaming in the Game of the Week on Friday, Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. ET.
76ers GC will face the defending champion Wizards District Gaming on Wednesday, Jun. 9 at 7 p.m. ET and Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. ET.
“We have high expectations for our team heading into Season 4,” said 76ers GC Head Coach and 2019 NBA 2K League Coach of the Year Jeff Terrell. “Coming out of the 2021 Draft with great talent, we look forward to competing with this roster. With strong players up and down the lineup, we are energized by the pursuit of bringing a championship home to Philadelphia.”
Also new this year, the field for the 2021 NBA 2K League Playoffs Delivered by DoorDash has expanded to 12 teams. The playoffs will begin Thursday, Aug. 26.
Each NBA 2K League team will begin the 2021 season playing remotely from its local market.
The 2021 season will once again include three in-season tournaments (THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and THE TICKET) as part of THE BANNER CHAIN powered by AT&T. All 23 teams will compete in THE TIPOFF and THE TURN. The top five teams in each conference at the end of the regular season will automatically qualify for the NBA 2K League Playoffs Delivered by DoorDash. The 13 remaining teams will compete in THE TICKET, with the winning teams from each conference earning the 11th and 12th spots in the playoffs. The NBA 2K League will award $1.5 million in prize money across the THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and the playoffs.
The 2021 76ers GC roster is comprised of:
- #13 Alexander “Steez” Bernstein (Twitter: @Steez_2K)
- #24 Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey (Twitter: @OneWildWalnut)
- 2018 NBA 2K League MVP and Defensive Player of the Year
- 2019 All-NBA 2K League First Team
- Acquired in Nov. trade with Blazer5 Gaming
- #8 Andre “Dre” Marshall (Twitter: @HoodieDre_)
- No. 4 overall selection in 2021 NBA 2K League Draft
- #2 Brandon “ToXsiK” Raudenbush (Twitter: @ToXsiK)
- #12 Robert “Caliraq” Ruiz (Twitter: @CALIRAQ)
- No. 12 overall selection in 2021 NBA 2K League Draft
- #39 Elijah “UnderRatedGoat” Spears (Twitter: @UnderRatedGoat_)
76ers GC enters the 2021 season with a roster of corporate partners behind them, including: Rothman Orthopaedics: Official Orthopaedics Partner of 76ers GC, Snipes USA, Saint Joseph’s University, Herr’s, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Molson Coors.