Warriors Gaming Squad wins THE TICKET
NBA.com Global on Jun 17, 2019 07:27 AM
Pictured (left to right): NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue, Chiquita “Chiquita” Evans, Charlie “CB13” Bostwick, Alexander “Bsmoove” Reese, Sam “Gradient” Slayers, Xavier “Type” Vescovi, and head coach Tommy Abdenour. (Photo credit: NBAE/Getty Images)
NBA 2K League Press release
Warriors Gaming Squad – the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors – defeated Pacers Gaming 59-49 to win the NBA 2K League’s third and final tournament of the season - THE TICKET powered by AT&T - which took place at The Fortress at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Combined with winning THE TURN last month, Golden State has become the first team in NBA 2K League history to win two of the three banners that make up THE BANNER CHAIN presented by AT&T in a single season.
Warriors Gaming Squad 2018 second-round pick Alexander “Bsmoove” Reese was named tournament MVP, averaging 17.7 points per game. Center Xavier “Type” Vescovi added 9.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while 2019 first-round pick Sam “Gradient” Slayers tallied 11.0 points per game.
THE TICKET was a 20-game, single-elimination tournament that featured all 21 teams and took place over the course of three days. With their victory, Warriors Gaming Squad took home more than half of the $180,000 prize pool, THE TICKET trophy and earned an automatic berth in the 2019 NBA 2K League Playoffs, which tip off Wednesday, July 24.
THE TICKET was the second NBA 2K League tournament to be held outside of the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in Long Island City, New York. Last month, THE TURN powered by AT&T was held at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino.
Following THE TICKET, there are four weeks of regular-season play for teams to secure their spot in the playoffs. The 2019 NBA 2K League Playoffs will take place over three days (Wednesday, July 24 to Friday, July 26) and culminate with the 2019 NBA 2K League Finals on Saturday, Aug. 3. All regular-season games take place at the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in Long Island City, New York, and are livestreamed on Twitch and YouTube.