The T-Wolves and Warriors Gaming Squad each won twice on Friday to complete perfect qualifying campaigns for the NBA 2K League's The Tipoff event.
By beating Kings Guard Gaming 70-63 and Lakers Gaming 84-67, the T-Wolves moved to 6-0 in Western Conference action. The Warriors also finished 6-0 after whipping Pacers Gaming 87-61 and Mavs Gaming 74-59.
Expansion team NBL Oz Gaming wound up atop the Eastern Conference with a 5-1 mark after splitting two Friday matches. NBL fell 74-66 to the Gen.G Tigers but defeated Hawks Talon GC 63-58.
In other Friday action, Pistons GT nipped Jazz Gaming 65-61, the Mavs topped Bucks Gaming 61-58, DUX Infinitos downed Blazer5 Gaming 66-57, the Pacers pounded the Jazz 78-63, Grizz Gaming got past Blazer5 73-68, and Celtics Crossover Gaming demolished Wizards District Gaming 66-43.
In matches played Friday after they were postponed from Thursday due to a server outage, Cavs Legion GC edged Knicks Gaming 66-62, the Wizards held off Hornets Venom GT 64-61, Hawks Talon GC slipped past 76ers GC 66-63, Raptors Uprising GC squeaked past the Cavs 67-66, Heat Check Gaming defeated NetsGC 59-55, and the Hornets stopped the Celtics 85-74.
The NBA 2K League 5v5 season will include three tournaments -- The Tipoff, The Turn and The Ticket -- that will set the field for the playoffs, scheduled for Aug. 2-5 in Washington.
Remote group play in The Tipoff will set the field for remote bracket play beginning next week. The tournament will then conclude with in-person tournament play at District E in Washington, June 14-17.
NBA 2K League 5v5 group-play standings for The Tipoff
1. NBL Oz Gaming, 5-1
T2. Celtics Crossover Gaming, 4-2
T2. Heat Check Gaming, 4-2
T4. Knicks Gaming, 3-3
T4. 76ers GC, 3-3
T4. Magic Gaming, 3-3
T4. Cavs Legion GC, 3-3
T4. Hornets Venom GT, 3-3
T4. Gen.G Tigers, 3-3
T4. Raptors Uprising GC, 3-3
T4. Wizards District Gaming, 3-3
12. NetsGC, 2-4
13. Hawks Talon GC, 1-5
T1. T-Wolves Gaming, 6-0
T1. Warriors Gaming Squad, 6-0
T3. Bucks Gaming, 4-2
T3. Grizz Gaming, 4-2
T5. Blazer5 Gaming, 3-3
T5. Pacers Gaming, 3-3
T5. DUX Infinitos, 3-3
T8. Mavs Gaming, 2-4
T8. Pistons GT, 2-4
T10. Jazz Gaming, 1-5
T10. Kings Guard Gaming, 1-5
T10. Lakers Gaming, 1-5
NBA 2K League 5v5 The Tipoff prize structure
First place -- $100,000
Second place -- $50,000
Third and fourth place -- $25,000 each
Fifth through eighth place -- $12,500 each
--Field Level Media