Raptors Uprising GC Announce 2020 NBA 2K League Schedule
The NBA 2K League announced today the schedule for the first six weeks of the 2020 regular season. Raptors Uprising GC, NBA 2K League affiliate of the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Raptors, will tip off their third NBA 2K League season on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, against 76ers GC, NBA 2K League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers.
League teams will participate in regular-season gameplay remotely for at least the first six weeks from their local markets with games broadcasted live on the NBA 2K League's Twitch and YouTube channels. Games will begin at 7 p.m. ET every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with four distinct matchups each night.
Going into the new season, Raptors Uprising GC retained Kenneth Hailey (Gamer tag: "Kenny Got Work") for a third consecutive year and Gerald Knapp ("Sick One") following an impressive 2019 season before adding four new players to the roster during the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft in February. The gaming club selected Eric Donald ("Timelycook") with their first-round pick before adding Anthony Rivas ("Wuan"), Maurice Flowers ("ReeceMode") and Jake Knapp ("Legit 973"), younger of brother of Gerald Knapp, in the following rounds. The team currently live and train in a state-of-the-art training facility known as the Bell Fibe House in Toronto and will compete remotely from the residence, while adhering to guidelines from public health authorities.
Over the course of the first six weeks, Raptors Uprising GC will play a total of nine matches that will count towards its regular-season record. However, new in 2020, every remote matchup will be played in a best-of-three format with one series victory representing one win in the standings. Raptors Uprising GC will have a bye during the week of May 26.
The league's three in-season tournaments (THE TIPOFF, THE TURN, and THE TICKET) also return in Season 3. As in other years, all 23 teams will compete in THE TIPOFF and THE TURN, but for the first time in 2020, only 14 teams will partake in THE TICKET - a tournament that will see the winner automatically earn the 10th and final spot in the 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs. In order to be eligible to compete, teams must not be in one of the top-nine playoff spots.
This season, players are competing for the largest prize pool in NBA 2K League history: a total of $1.4 million USD, with $420,000 going to the NBA 2K League champions.
Fans can stream all of Raptors Uprising's action on the team's Twitch channel.
RAPTORS UPRISING GC 2020 SCHEDULE
Game Week Day Date Home Away Time (ET)
1 1 Tuesday May 5 Raptors Uprising GC 76ers GC 7:00 p.m.
2 1 Wednesday May 6 Raptors Uprising GC Wizards District Gaming 9:00 p.m.
3 2 Tuesday May 12 Grizz Gaming Raptors Uprising GC 7:00 p.m.
4 2 Thursday May 14 Hornets Venom GT Raptors Uprising GC 7:00 p.m.
5 3 Tuesday May 19 Raptors Uprising GC Knicks Gaming 7:00 p.m.
6 3 Thursday May 21 Hawks Talon GC Raptors Uprising GC 7:00 p.m.
4 Tuesday - Friday May 26 - 29 BYE WEEK
7 5 Tuesday June 2 NetsGC Raptors Uprising GC 7:00 p.m.
8 6 Wednesday June 10 Blazer5 Gaming Raptors Uprising GC 9:00 p.m.
9 6 Friday June 12 Raptors Uprising GC Celtics Crossover Gaming 7:00 p.m.
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