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Server outage slows NBA 2K League's Tipoff

Field Level Media
02 Jun 2023, 12:05 GMT+10

The NBA 2K League postponed eight of the scheduled 10 Eastern Conference group-play matches for The Tipoff event on Thursday, citing "a nationwide server outage."

Makeup dates weren't immediately announced.

In the two matches that were completed, 76ers GC (3-2) earned a 75-59 win over HeatCheck Gaming (3-2), and Celtics Crossover Gaming (3-1) posted a 71-58 victory over Magic Gaming (3-3).

Andre "Dre" Marshall paced the 76ers with 21 points and nine assists, and teammate DJ "DJ" Jones contributed 18 points and 16 rebounds. Ky "Ky" Johnson put up 24 points and six assists for the Heat.

The Celtics prevailed behind 28 points and nine assists from Leche "Leche" Jamous. Joshua "unguardable" Hunter topped the Magic with 22 points and nine assists.

The NBA 2K League 5v5 season will include three tournaments -- The Tipoff, The Turn and The Ticket -- that will set the field for the playoffs, scheduled for Aug. 2-5 in Washington.

Remote group play in The Tipoff will set the field for remote bracket play beginning next week. The tournament will then conclude with in-person tournament play at District E in Washington, June 14-17.

The matches that were postponed from Thursday:

--Cavs Legion GC vs. Knicks Gaming

--Wizards District Gaming vs. Hornets Venom GT

--NBL Oz Gaming vs. Gen.G Tigers

--Hawks Talon GC vs. 76ers GC

--Raptors Uprising GC vs. Cavs Legion GC

--Heat Check Gaming vs. NetsGC

--Hornets Venom GT vs. Celtics Crossover Gaming

--Hawks Talon GC vs. NHL Oz Gaming

The matches scheduled for Friday:

--Pacers Gaming vs. Warriors Gaming Squad

--Jazz Gaming vs. Pistons GT

--Mavs Gaming vs. Bucks Gaming

--Blazer5 Gaming vs. DUX Infinitos

--Pacers Gaming vs. Jazz Gaming

--T-Wolves Gaming vs. Kings Guard Gaming

--Warriors Gaming Squad vs. Mavs Gaming

--Grizz Gaming vs. Blazer5 Gaming

--Wizards District Gaming vs. Celtics Crossover Gaming

--Lakers Gaming vs. T-Wolves Gaming

NBA 2K League 5v5 group-play standings for The Tipoff

Eastern Conference

1. NBL Oz Gaming, 4-0

2. Celtics Crossover Gaming, 3-1

T3. Heat Check Gaming, 3-2

T3. Knicks Gaming, 3-2

T3. 76ers GC, 3-2

T6. Magic Gaming, 3-3

T6. Cavs Legion GC, 2-2

T6. Hornets Venom GT, 2-2

T9. Gen.G Tigers, 2-3

T9. NetsGC, 2-3

T9. Raptors Uprising GC, 2-3

12. Wizards District Gaming, 1-3

13. Hawks Talon GC, 0-4

Western Conference

T1. T-Wolves Gaming, 4-0

T1. Warriors Gaming Squad, 4-0

3. Bucks Gaming, 4-1

4. Blazer5 Gaming, 3-1

5. Grizz Gaming, 3-2

6. Pacers Gaming, 2-2

7. DUX Infinitos, 2-3

T8. Jazz Gaming, 1-3

T8. Mavs Gaming, 1-3

T10. Lakers Gaming, 1-4

T10. Pistons GT, 1-4

T10. Kings Guard Gaming, 1-4

NBA 2K League 5v5 The Tipoff prize structure

First place -- $100,000

Second place -- $50,000

Third and fourth place -- $25,000 each

Fifth through eighth place -- $12,500 each

--Field Level Media

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