Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC) Finalizes Roster and Schedule for the 2020 NBA 2K League Season
Team Features First International Player in History of the Franchise
+ Five Players from Five States
Practice has Begun at Cavs Legion Lair in Battery Park in
Preparation for Season Three
Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, have finalized their roster for the upcoming NBA 2K League 2020 season. The six-player team is made up of five players from as many states, as well as an international player for the first time in the history of the franchise. A native of Toronto, Canada, Destiny Idugboe (JoshJay) was selected in the fourth round of the NBA 2K League draft that took place at Terminal 5 in New York City in February.
The six players have moved to Cleveland and started to practice as a team at Cavs Legion Lair, the Cavs new state-of-the-art esports facility in Battery Park, in preparation for the season that begins on March 27th at THE TIPOFF tournament. This marks the third season for Cavs Legion, who was one of the 17 inaugural teams to join the NBA 2K League in 2018. The league has since grown to 23 teams – 22 of which are affiliated with an NBA organization, as well as 2020 expansion team, the Gen. G Tigers of Shanghai, the league’s first team from outside North America. This season, the league will offer $1.4 million in prize money, with the largest prize pool reserved for the 2020 NBA 2K League Champions.
See below for the 2020 Cavs Legion GC roster and schedule.
Each week during the regular season, the team will fly to New York City to compete in 5-on-5 games played in front of an audience at the new 13,600 square-foot NBA 2K League Studio in Manhattan. From exploiting key matchups to lineup changes and set plays, each game requires parallel strategy to real-life basketball. The team is led by Head Coach Austin Peterson, who is also an assistant coach with the Canton Charge, the Cavs NBA G League affiliate.
Peterson said: “We have one of the most talented and experienced rosters in the league. Each of our guys have played together previously, either professionally or on the pro-am circuit in the offseason. We think their chemistry provides us with a competitive advantage and we are ready to build on that and work towards the ultimate goal of an NBA 2K League championship.”
Each week, the games are livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch (tv/nba2kleague) and YouTube (youtube.com/nba2kleague) channels. League content has generated more than 353 million video views across all NBA and NBA 2K League social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and YouTube). In addition, the league and its teams have more than 2 million combined followers on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
Cavs Legion enters the 2020 season with a number of valued partners, including Hot Pockets, Rocket Mortgage, TCP, Everstream, Cleveland Clinic, Dave and Busters, Champion, Steelseries, C by GE, Kent State Esports, Webaround and TrustedSec .
Follow Cavs Legion on Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and YouTube for updates on the team, behind-the-scenes content, stream alerts and more throughout the season.
|Tim Anselimo||oLARRY||Brooklyn, NY||C||2nd season with Legion, 3rd in the league|
|Marcus Glenn*||Godddof2K||Detroit, MI||SG||3rd season with Legion|
|William Morales||Strainer||Andrews, Texas||SF||2nd season with Legion|
|Trevion Hendrix||All Hail Trey||Hot Springs, AK||PF||2nd season with Legion, 3rd in the league|
|Fred Mendoza||Doza||Arlington, VA||PG||Traded to Legion in offseason, 2nd season in the league.|
|Destiny Idugboe||JoshJay||Toronto, Canada||SG||Rookie (4th round)|
*Godddof2K was awarded the NBA 2K League Defensive Player of the Year last season