ATLANTA – As part of the second round of the NBA 2K League ‘Three For All Showdown’, Hawks Talon Gaming Club, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, will compete at 8 p.m. this evening in a best-of-three format against Wizards District Gaming, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Washington Wizards. If Hawks Talon wins, they will advance to the quarterfinals which will occur at 9 p.m. tonight to face off against the winner between NetsGC, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, and SharpShooters, a team that features NBA G League alumni Raymond Harris and Elijah Spears. The semifinals and finals of this showdown are set to take place on Friday, April 3.
“We’re thrilled to continue in this tournament,” said Hawks Talon GC Head Coach Wesley Acuff. “We believe that our competitiveness and effort on the virtual stage will make the city of Atlanta proud as we all move forward during this difficult time.”
Hawks Talon GC advanced in the tournament after outscoring Team Savage, which featured Washington Redskins and former LSU All-American running back Derrius Guice, in two games, 22-19 and 21-13 and beating Knicks Gaming by scores of 25-22 and 21-11. Watch highlights here.
Hawks Talon GC’s starting three features Michael Diaz-Cruz, known as Bp, who is playing as xXBptzFinestXx. He was a finalist for the 2019 Intel Performance NBA 2K League Most Valuable Player Award after being drafted third overall in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. Joining him are Levi Lamb, known as Lee, who is playing as Lee2k__ and Kwan Niblack, Jr., known as followTHEGOD, who is playing as IKerryL.
This tournament features WNBA and G League ballers, special guests, pro athletes from other sports leagues, the top fan teams from last week’s bracket and some of the top 2K League players. All series aside from the final rounds of each bracket will be played in best-of-three format with the final round matchups being best-of-five. The NBA 2K League’s first-ever ‘Three for All Showdown’ includes a $25,000 prize pool; $15,000 is available to the non-NBA 2K League teams in the second stage, $9,000 is available to the NBA 2K League teams and $1,000 available to the winners of the fan only brackets in the first stage.