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Warriors Gaming Squad, CB13 dominate Lakers Gaming, continue unbeaten season

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Warriors Gaming Squad

Warriors Gaming Squad, CB13 dominate Lakers Gaming, continue unbeaten season

Warriors Gaming Squad has been impressive all season, but their performance in Tuesday night's win over Lakers Gaming may be the most impressive yet.

Led by CB13, the Warriors dominated the Lakers during the two-game sweep to keep the team's record at an undefeated 5-0.

In the second game of the set, the Warriors blew out the Lakers 105-47.

105-47!

The 105 points scored by Warriors Gaming is tied for the second-most points scored in a single game by a team in NBA 2K League history. In fact, CB13 outscored Lakers Gaming by himself. He led all scorers with a career-high 53 points, going 23-36 from the field.

It was an outstanding all-around team performance by WGS. Every player scored double-digits in points and had no lower than an A- performance grade.

Not all games can be 58-point blowouts, though. The first game of the set was much closer, with the Warriors winning 69-60.

WGS got off to a hot start in the game, leading by as many at 12 points early in the second quarter. The Lakers fought back and brought the deficit to within two points midway through the third before the Warriors pulled away toward the end of the game and held on for a 9-point win.

CB13 and Bsmoove combined for 49 points, while Slaughter hauled in an impressive 25 rebounds, tying the entire Lakers team in Game 1.

Warriors Gaming Squad has a bye in Week 4, but will come back to face Hawks Talon GC and Blazers Gaming in Week 5 of remote NBA 2K League action.

Golden Guardians finalize LCS, Academy rosters for 2020 Summer Split

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Golden Guardians

Golden Guardians finalize LCS, Academy rosters for 2020 Summer Split

SAN FRANCISCO – The Golden Guardians (GG), an esports affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, have finalized their LCS and Academy rosters for the 2020 Summer Split of the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), pending Riot approval. The full 2020 Summer Split LCS roster is listed below:
 
Position       Name
Top                Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell
Jungle           Can “Closer” Çelik
Mid                Tanner “Damonte” Damonte
AD Carry       Victor “FBI” Huang
Support         Jae-Hyun “Huhi” Choi
 
Damonte, who competed in 2019 Worlds with Clutch Gaming, joins the Golden Guardians after competing with Dignitas Academy during the 2020 Spring Split. Çelik, Choi, Huang and Yarnell all are making returns to the GG LCS roster for the upcoming split. 
 
The 2020 Summer Split Academy roster is listed below:
 
Position       Name
Top                Darshan “ZionSpartan” Upadhyaya
Jungle           Anthony “Hard” Barkhovtsev
Mid                Nicholas “Ablazeolive” Antonio Abbott / Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer
AD Carry       Alex “Gorica” Gorica / Yuri “Keith” Jew
Support         Johnathan “Chime” Pomponio
 
On the Academy roster, Nicholas “Ablazeolive” Antonio Abbott and Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer will be competing for Mid spot and Alex “Gorica” Gorica and Yuri “Keith” Jew will be competing for the AD Carry spot.
 
In addition to the above roster updates, Joo-Sung “Olleh” Kim will return to the Golden Guardians as a positional coach, focusing on the development of those playing Support. Kim spent the 2019 LCS season with the Golden Guardians, competing on both the LCS and Academy rosters and most recently spent the 2020 Spring Split competing with Dignitas Academy.
 
The 2020 Academy Summer Split begins on Thursday, June 11 and the LCS Summer Split begins on Friday, June 12.
 
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. For more information on the Golden Guardians, visit goldenguardians.com.

Kings Guard Gaming sets NBA 2K League record on way to win over Jazz Gaming

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Kings Guard Gaming

Kings Guard Gaming sets NBA 2K League record on way to win over Jazz Gaming

Kings Guard Gaming had quite an eventful night on Thursday while on their way to a win against Jazz Gaming and a 4-2 season record.

Not only did the Kings break an NBA 2K League record for the fewest amount of points given up in the first half of Game 1, but they also hit a game-winning shot with just seconds left in Game 2.

The Jazz, now 1-1, never really stood a chance in the first game, losing to the Kings 77-30. Most of that work was done in the first two quarters.

Kings Guard jumped out to a 17-1 run to start the game and it was smooth sailing after that. The Kings' defense held the Jazz to just seven points in the first half. Jazz Gaming had a hard time getting a shot up and when they did, the Kings' defense was suffocating shooters causing missed shot after missed shot.

Often times, no matter the sport, when a team is completely blown out in one game, they come out hot and ready to bounce back in the next. That's exactly what Jazz Gaming did in Game 2.

The Jazz held the lead for most of the game before the Kings made yet another incredible comeback and won 62-60 on a game-winning dunk by DatBoyShotz.

There was still 3.9 left on the clock after that dunk, but the Kings' defense stood up to hold on for the game and series win.

Kings Guard Gaming's team defense, led by Yusuf_Scarbz who was named to the All-Defense team last season, is proving to be one of the best in the league and a tough matchup for any opponent.

The defense will be put to the test next week when they face Blazer5 Gaming, currently sitting at a perfect 4-0.