SACRAMENTO -- Today, Kings Guard Gaming – the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings – unveiled the next portion of their 2020 NBA 2K League regular-season schedule. Every game will be broadcast live on Twitch and YouTube, complete with NBA 2K League broadcasters, with select game days being featured on ESPN2.
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Currently, Kings Guard Gaming sits in sixth place with a 6-3 regular season record. Last night, Kings Guard Gaming participated in the first phase of the NBA 2K League’s in-season tournament, THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T, and will advance to the playoff portion with a 3-1 record in the tournament. The team will face Grizz Gaming at 4 p.m. PT tomorrow, June 18 in a best-of-three series.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA 2K League postponed the start of its 2020 season, which had been scheduled to tip-off Tuesday, March 24. During this postponement, Kings Guard Gaming held numerous virtual scrimmages with fellow NBA 2K League teams and participated in various remote preseason activities, including an eight-game winning streak that earned them the title of the Coast to Coast Champions and the NBA 2K League’s “Three for All” Showdown, which saw Kings Guard Gaming’s Xbox squad advance to the finals and fall short to Blazer5 Gaming in a hard-fought series.
In April, Kings Guard Gaming launched the “Play with the Pros” activation as a part of the Kings organization-wide “In This Together” initiative to support, engage and give back to the community. This series of NBA 2K20 games saw Kings Guard Gaming players take on Stockton Kings players, local social media influencers and fans during live-streamed gameplay every Wednesday and Sunday in April as a way to interact and entertain while social distancing.
The 2020 season marks Kings Guard Gaming’s third in the NBA 2K League, coming off their first postseason appearance in 2019 under the leadership of Head Coach DJ “TTPLOADING” Layton, who has returned to lead the team this season. Kings Guard Gaming is comprised of rookie forward Rafel “Crush” Davis, rookie guard Matthew “Bash” Robles and rookie guard Hayden “Nasthetic” Caudle who were selected amongst 229 eligible picks in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. These rookies are joined by veteran players: guard Waseem “Seemo” Talbert, forward/center Connor “DatBoyShotz” and forward/center Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla, who was named to the 2019 Intel Performance SZN 2 All-Defensive Team.