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Kings Guard Gaming goes undefeated, wins first ever Coast to Coast Cup

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Kings Guard Gaming

Kings Guard Gaming goes undefeated, wins first ever Coast to Coast Cup

Kings Guard Gaming went a perfect 8-0 in the first-ever Coast to Coast Cup to take first place in the two-day, round-robin tournament.

The two-day tournament, which took place on March 23 and 24, consisted of four NBA 2K League teams including Kings Guard Gaming, Warriors Gaming Squad, Hornets Venom GT and Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai.

Kings Guard faced off against Gen.G Tigers in the finals. Both games of the three-game set were ultimately blowouts, which was nothing new in the tournament for Kings Guard.

Each matchup in the tournament was a best of three set. However, Kings Guard never reached a third game in any of the matchups.

They started off the tournament hot against Warriors Gaming Squad with a 76-45 win in Game 1 and a 83-51 win in Game 2.

Next up was Gen.G Tigers, which kept the first game close, only losing by three points, before being blown out in the second game of the set. Kings Guard was led by Bash in the second game, posting 41 points and 12 assists.

In the third matchup of the tournament, Kings Guard took care of Hornets Venom in two games,securing their spot in the finals of the tournament. Nasthetic put on an offensive showcase in the two games, averaging 37.5 points and 8.5 assists.

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Although this tournament didn't have a money prize and wasn't an official 2K League tournament, Kings Guard balled out for bragging rights and can use this as a nice springboard into the start of the 2K League season, whenever the start date is determined.

Warriors Gaming Squad to play in tournament featuring 16 2K League teams

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Warriors Gaming Squad to play in tournament featuring 16 2K League teams

While the 2020 NBA 2K League season is still postponed due to the coronavirus, teams continue to put together exhibition tournaments to keep both players and fans engaged.

"Spring 16" is next up, and starts on April 10 with 16 of 23 NBA 2K League teams taking part in the tournament.

Warriors Gaming Squad will be in the tournament facing Cavs Legion GC in the first round on Saturday.

WGS participated last week in the "Three for All Showdown," a three-on-three tournament with an XBOX and PS4 bracket. Their XBOX squad won their first two rounds of matchups against Jazz Gaming and Team Retribution, but ultimately lost to Kings Guard Gaming in the quarterfinals.

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Hornets Venom GT is organizing the "Spring 16" tournament and will also feature: 76ers Gaming, Blazer5 Gaming, Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai, Grizz Gaming, Hawks Talon GC, Knicks Gaming, Lakers Gaming, Magic Gaming, Nets Gaming Crew, Pacers Gaming, Raptors Uprising GC, T-Wolves Gaming, Warriors and Wizards District Gaming.

Golden Guardians to donate merchandise proceeds to COVID-19 Relief Fund

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Golden Guardians to donate merchandise proceeds to COVID-19 Relief Fund

SAN FRANCISCO – The Golden Guardians (GG), an esports affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, will donate all proceeds from the team’s new merchandise store throughout the month of April to the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation (RWCF) COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. RWCF, an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers, will provide direct relief to individual restaurant workers, nonprofit organizations serving restaurant workers in crises, and zero-interest loans for restaurants to get back up and running.
 
“During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are proud to help restaurants and their employees remain on their feet,” said Hunter Leigh, Head of GSW Esports. “The launch of our new online merchandise store provides Golden Guardians fans a great opportunity to purchase new loungewear from home while supporting a great cause.”
 
The Golden Guardians new merchandise store is a one stop shop for fans to purchase authentic customizable jerseys and apparel including short sleeve tees, sweatshirts and sweatpants. The shop can be found at GoldenGuardians.whatsneu.gg.
 
Founded in 2017, the Golden Guardians are an esports affiliate of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. The Bay Area-based organization currently sponsors professionals competing in Apex Legends, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Teamfight Tactics and World of Warcraft. The Warriors also own and operate Warriors Gaming Squad, one of 23 teams who compete in the NBA 2K League. For more information on the Golden Guardians, visit goldenguardians.com.