The NBA 2K League is hosting its first-ever Winter Cla$h online tournament, with action scheduled to tip off on December 5 at 7:00 a.m. GMT+8. Up for grabs is the lion’s share of a US$35,000 prize pool.
Comprising three distinct tournament stages, the Winter Cla$h will feature Pro-Am action with participation from NBA 2K League pros, social media influencers, and top pro basketball prospects from the NBA G League Ignite.
NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue shared that the NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h was put together to continue the League’s “positive momentum” right after their “most-watched season to date.”
“This unique event will bring together some of the most recognizable personalities from the NBA 2K League, the 2K community, and beyond to showcase their skills in a variety of game modes on NBA 2K21,” Donohue added.
The NBA 2K Winter Cla$h will start off with a 5-on-5 NBA 2K21 Pro-Am match this weekend, featuring two Pro-Am teams comprising NBA 2K League players, NBA G League Ignite athletes, and influencers. One side is captained by Mavs Gaming’s Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd with influencer AnnoyingTV, while the other team has Blazer5 Gaming’s Dayvon “G O O F Y 7 5 7” Curry and YouTuber ZackTTG at the helm.
The competition then shines the spotlight 16 fan-organized teams in the second stage on December 8-9. There will be eight teams in two brackets, split between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X players. This stage will be played in a 2-on-2 format using NBA 2K21 Current Gen’s MyPark mode.
The winners and runners-up from the preliminary fan brackets will advance to the 8-team 2v2 MyPark Tournament main bracket on December 12. They will face off against NBA 2K League pros, NBA G League Ignite players, and influencers.
A top prize of US$5,000 will be awarded to the grand champions of the 2v2 MyPark Tournament for each console bracket.
The final stage of the Winter Cla$h, scheduled for December 19, will be another the 5-on-5 Pro-Am showcase.
Think you and your 2K squad have what it takes to go up against the global NBA 2K community’s best? You can still sign up until tomorrow, December 4, 12:59 p.m. GMT+8.