The inaugural tournament for the NBA 2K League is now complete, as the seventeen league teams battled it out for their share of the $100,000 prize pool.
As the first tournament, it was aptly names ‘The Tipoff’, and gave the world its first glimpse into the NBA sponsored official esports league for 2K.
The teams were split into groups, and following group play entered the bracket stage, or playoffs, where there was $100,000 in prize money up for grabs.
With each team fielding six man rosters, this was a major opportunity for these pro players to settle in an established league – and make a name for themselves.
After five days of matches, a victor has now been crowned, with the 76ers Gaming Club taking the top spot, after winning the grand final over Blazer5 Gaming.
The 76ers roster walked away with the lion’s share of the prize money – $35,000 – while Blazer5 still netted themselves a very neat pay packet at $25,000.
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