Wizards District Gaming (3) def. 76ers GC (14), 2-0
Game One: WDG 62-51 SGC
Game Two: WDG 78-53 SGC
The series loss marks the end of 76ers GC’s six-series winning streak. Despite the loss, we saw Head Coach Jeff Terrell run a really interesting frontcourt combination: BreadwinnerLA was on the paint beast, manning the pick-and-roll duties on both ends of the court, while UserPick brought out the center sharpshooting defender. I think if a team wants to run a popper, this might be the blueprint, but trying it out against a dominant WDG team is a tough trial run.
Wizards District Gaming is just a well-oiled machine. Philly tried taking away Dayfri’s and Newdini’s favorite archetypes, but both seamlessly transitioned to their backup builds. JBM continues to be exactly the floor general this team longed for, averaging 19 points and 8 assists per game while limiting his turnovers to just four. As this team keeps rolling, their momentum is building steadily, and WDG poses as a legitimate threat to take home this banner.
Onto round 2. So happy for my guy @Newdini. Let’s keep it rolling 💰
Raptors Uprising GC (1) def. Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai (16), 2-0
Game One: RGC 91-69 GGT
Game Two: RGC 81-52 GGT
While the first contest may have never been close, Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai jumped out to a 10-0 lead to begin game two. Raptors Uprising GC then proceeded to go up double-digits by halftime, and win by a dominant 29 point margin. After a successful opening round, Gen.G drew the short end of the stick with their matchup. Running into the best team in league history with $260,000 on the line is tough, simple as that.
I mean, Toronto is just going to win this tournament right? They’ve won everything else this year, and if their debut round gave any indication, it’s that they’re going to keep winning. With two key builds gone, both TimelyCook and Legit played and fulfilled their roles handily. Ban all of the archetypes, I think Toronto finds a way to win.
Kenny’s just wondering how it took a game for Gen.G to ban his infamous scoring machine archetype. He went off for 51 points and 9 assists in game one after the Tigers opted to ban other archetypes.
Imagine not banning me 😂😂😂
Jazz Gaming (2) def. Hawks Talon GC (18), 2-0
Game One: UJG 69-51 HTC
Game Two: UJG 90-58 HGC
For Atlanta, the team advanced past Cavs Legion GC with ease, but Jazz Gaming proved to be a more difficult challenge. Both games were essentially blowouts, BP never got it going offensively and ATL is hobbling to the finish line that is the conclusion of the 2020 season.
This was simply a business round for Jazz Gaming and they treated it as such. Utah’s starting five has played well all season long, and a couple of archetype bans wasn’t going to change that. Splashy looked comfortable on the offensive threat archetype, averaging 25 points and 11 assists per game while shooting 11-for-16 on his 3-point attempts.
Successful day at the office indeed.
Good day at the office @SplashEdition pic.twitter.com/ooo5RA4W9l
Warriors Gaming Squad (4) def. Blazer5 Gaming (13), 2-1
Game One: WGS 66-62 B5G
Game Two: B5G 76-64 WGS
Game Three: WGS 65-64 B5G
These teams played three games, but it all came down to one final possession. With five seconds left, down one point, NBA 2K League reigning MVP Mama Im Dat Man (27 points, 11 assists per game) hoisted a wide-open 3-point attempt. Warriors fans everywhere held their breath, waiting for the shot to sink through the bottom of the net. But, the green never popped up under Mama’s feet, and the ball bounced off the back of the rim and into a Warriors player’s hands. Golden State survives and advances.
This was an entertaining series that featured two high-level point guards dueling back and forth. Both played excellent 2K, but CB13 (28 points, 10 assists per game) managed to slide by Portland’s pair of MVPs and now has the chance to add another banner to his resume.
Mavs Gaming (6) def. Lakers Gaming (22), 2-0
Game One: MGG 90-63 LKG
Game Two: MGG 93-62 LKG
Two games. Two blowouts. Lakers Gaming’s shortlived tournament run is over, but it was fun for the 24 hours it lasted. While Sav (17 points, 13 assists per game) and co. managed to upset Grizz Gaming with a sweep, Mavs Gaming takes care of business in round two.
Mavs Gaming is another one of those “well-oiled machines.” Dallas wasn’t going to let Lakers Gaming even get close to winning this series, taking both games handily and by a 20+ point margin. Their defense forced turnover after turnover (29 total team steals), Sherm (26 points, 14 assists per game) continues to play efficient point guard and Mo (22 points per game) keeps up his scoring hot streak. All is well in Dallas as they advance to the quarterfinals of the Turn.
Dallas now looks forward to spoiling their former big man’s tournament run during the next round.
Top 8 😎 Moving on to face @WizardsDG! #SomethingToProve // @Chime pic.twitter.com/lygr5tULE3
T-Wolves Gaming (8) def. NetsGC (9), 2-0
Game One: TWG 71-68 NGC
Game Two: TWG 73-62 NGC
First and foremost, we had a two-way slashing playmaker sighting, and Brooklyn used the archetype in an intersting way: as their primary lockdown defender. With Randomz at the one, Wavy assumed his more well-known role as a shooting guard, which slid Choc all the way down to small forward as a two-way finisher.
The lineup maneuvering fell short in game one and a game two comeback did as well. Scott Cole wondered aloud during the broadcast if some teams maybe overthought these archetype bans, leading to too drastic of changes. Throw Brooklyn right in that category.
This is the first action we’ve seen from T-Wolves Gaming in weeks. BearDaBeast rightfully reclaimed his starting point guard spot and he was dotting all night. His game two 20-20 bid fell a few points and assists shy, but the Minny point guard is back and ready to make a tournament run before stealing a playoff spot.
T-Wolves Gaming advances, and certainly looks forward to taking on Raptors Uprising GC in the next round of The Turn. This is basically what happened every time a corner pinched on a BearDaBeast drive:
🗣 SHOULDN’T HAVE LEFT THAT MAN OPEN pic.twitter.com/oy4IRGyLje
Kings Guard Gaming (5) def. Knicks Gaming (12), 2-0
Game One: KGG 102-46 KNX
Game Two: KGG 70-65 KNX
Game one got out of hand quickly for New York, and when I say out of hand, I mean the Knicks got 50-pieced. While the comeback was alive and well late in game two, Knicks Gaming failed to push the series to a third contest. Now, Malik and co. look forward to finishing out their regular season strong and claiming a playoff spot.
Kings Guard Gaming surived a late comeback bid put togeher by Duck and Knicks Gaming. It seems no matter what archetype you throw these Sacramento froncourt mates on, both will produce. Yusuf (14 points, 16 rebounds per game) was dominant on the two-way athletic and Shotz (18 points, 2 steals per game) thrived on both power forward builds, further proving this is a top frontcourt in the NBA 2K League.
Kings Guard Gaming is slated to face off with Warriors Gaming Squad in the quarterfinals.
How THE TURN…tables. 📽 Best moments from tonight ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/EdobqcvZA5
Hornets Venom GT (7) def. Bucks Gaming (10), 2-1
Game One: BGG 64-63 HVG
Game Two: HVG 65-63 BGG
Game Three: HVG 77-60 BGG
Bucks Gaming had been hot as of late but Hornets Venom GT managed to knock them off and advance to the quarterfinals. Both Arooks (13 points per game) and Regg (20 points, 13 assists per game) had takeover, momentum was in Milwaukee’s favor with the lead in hand during the second half of game two… and a Hornets lagout happened. The rest is now virtual history, as Charlotte pulled off a huge second half comeback and forced a series deciding third match.
Zae continued to man the center spot for Hornets Venom GT, but it was their pair of first-round pick guards that stole the spotlight. Snubby (24 points, 14 assists) and Expose (30 points 8-for-8 3PT) caught fire in game three, hitting 3-pointer after 3-pointer en route to a double-digit win.
What a night, indeed. Their prize for advancing? Jazz Gaming.
What a night.We’ll see you tomorrow, @UtahJazzGaming #VENOMenal pic.twitter.com/soG3zj11u1