Bucks Gaming, Warriors GS move on in NBA 2K Tipoff playoffs

After a perfect run through group play at the NBA 2K League’s The Tipoff tournament, top-seeded T-Wolves Gaming were eliminated Thursday by Bucks Gaming in a semifinal matchup in Washington, D.C.

After group play determined seeding for bracket play, the top four teams from each conference gathered in the nation’s capital for the in-person elimination portion of The Tipoff. Play will continue until Saturday’s grand final.

The Tipoff is the first of three tournaments that lead up to the NBA 2K League 5v5 Playoffs that run June 26-29. The Tipoff is followed by The Turn (May 29 to June 15) and The Ticket (June 18 and 22).

Fourth-seeded Bucks Gaming won 70-66 and 88-77 to stun the previously unbeaten T-Wolves Gaming. In Game 1, Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd had 20 points and 12 rebounds to help offset Michael “BearDaBeast” Key, who led T-Wolves Gaming with 32 points and 12 assists. In the second game, Mason “JohhnyRed” Bracken scored a game-high 33 points to complete the upset.

In Thursday’s other semifinal, third-seeded Warriors Gaming Squad swept No. 2 seed Pistons GT. Charlie “CB13” Bostick scored a game-high 35 points as Warriors Gaming Squad rolled to a 92-59 win in the opener. Bostick continued to torment Pistons GT in Game 2, scoring 52 points while shooting 20 of 22 from the floor in a 109-64 blowout.

Bucks Gaming will face Warriors Gaming Squad and Wizards District Gaming will take on Raptors Uprising GC as the final four teams square off Friday to determine Saturday’s grand final matchup.

–Field Level Media