NBA 2K League Locked In has settled on its two upcoming episodes, shortly after releasing its first episode during the league’s live week three Twitch and YouTube broadcast.
The second episode of the league’s new narrative series will focus on 2019 No. 1 overall pick Spencer “Ria” Wyman and Pistons GT third-round pick Jack “Jaacko” Stevenson, the first-ever NBA 2K League player from New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. The Jazz Gaming center is averaging 14.8 points and 9 rebounds per game, providing a staunch presence in the middle for the Jazz, who finished 1-1 in the Tipoff Tournament and have started the regular season 1-2. Upon his entry to the US, Jaacko immediately stepped into Pistons GT’s starting lineup and scored 21 points against much-heralded Bucks Gaming in the team’s first win of the regular season.
“It was good fun,” Jaacko said after the win. “The environment on stream, that’s not really portrayed, but seeing it and experiencing it person, that’s good fun.”
The off-stream experience, and the personalities that come with it, is what the NBA 2K League hopes to capture with Locked In. AT&T, which partnered with the NBA 2K League as a part of its NBA brand-wide partnership, sponsors the series, as well as the league’s “Banner Chain,” three in-season tournaments.
Locked In’s third episode will feature the aspiring artists in the league, including Brian “NachoTraynor” Traynor and Cameron KingCamRoyalty” Ford. Traynor, who played for Magic Gaming in 2018 and now plays for expansion team T-Wolves Gaming, is a talented visual and digital artist who has designed multiple pieces around his experience in the NBA 2K League.
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Ford is in his second season with Magic Gaming as one of the best rebounders in the league. He has a burgeoning rap career and continues to create during the season.
The first episode paralleled the different stories of expansion team NetsGC and rebuilding squad Mavs Gaming.