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NBA 2K League gives fans a chance to play pros, win money in tournament

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NBA 2K League gives fans a chance to play pros, win money in tournament

While everyone is practicing social distancing at home, why not compete for a chance to play against NBA 2K League pros?

The 2K League announced earlier this week the "Three For All Showdown," an online three-on-three tournament featuring fan-organized teams, top female 2K players and social media influencers. They all will be competing for a chance to play against 2K League teams and a share of the $25,000 prize pool.

Fan signups went live on Monday. Anyone interested in being in the fan bracket must fill out the entry form on the NBA 2K League Bracket.

It's not often a "regular Joe" gets a chance to compete with professionals in any sport. This unique experience can put you up against the best of the best in the sport. And hey, maybe you'll end up earning some money out of it. Better yet, maybe you're an undiscovered talent in 2K and this puts you on the map.

The fan bracket of the tournament starts on March 27 through March 29. The 2K League bracket will begin after that on March 31.

Time to hit the sticks and get your squad ready for the "Three For All Showdown."

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.