CAVS LEGION GAMING CLUB TO TIP OFF 2020 SEASON WITH REMOTE GAMEPLAY BEGINNING TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MAY 5th VS PACERS GAMING AT 7:00 P.M.

TEAM TO PLAY REMOTELY FROM NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART ESPORTS CENTER,
CAVS LEGION LAIR LIT BY TCP, AND STREAMED ON TWITCH AND YOUTUBE

 

Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, announced today that the team will begin their 2020 regular season tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th vs Pacers Gaming at 7:00 P.M. The season opener will be the first in a series of regular season games that will be played remotely from Cavs Legion Lair Lit by TCP, the team’s new state-of-the-art esports center located in Cleveland’s Battery Park neighborhood. All 23 NBA 2K League teams will participate in regular-season gameplay from their local markets for at least six weeks with games simulcast LIVE on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

 

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 six-week remote gameplay schedule:

Over the course of the six weeks of remote gameplay, Cavs Legion is scheduled to play at least eight matches that will count toward its regular-season record.  Each match will be played in a best-of-three format. Each three-game-series victory will represent one regular-season win, and each three-game-series loss will represent one regular-season loss.  From exploiting key matchups to lineup changes and set plays, each matchup 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.

 

The 2020 season will once again include three in-season tournaments (THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and THE TICKET), in which teams compete for banners that link together to form THE BANNER CHAIN powered by AT&T.  All 23 teams will compete in THE TIPOFF and THE TURN.  The 14 teams that are not one of the top nine playoff seeds will compete in THE TICKET, which will see the winning team earn the 10th and final spot in the 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs.  In addition, select NBA 2K League teams will host rivalry matches and round-robin events.

 

The NBA 2K League will implement an innovative production model that allows for a remote broadcast in all 23 team markets and NBA 2K League broadcasters to announce games in their homes from a virtual NBA 2K League Studio, while switching between games occurring at the same time.

Cavs Legion enters the 2020 season with a number of 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. Follow Cavs Legion Lair Lit by TCP on Twitter and Instagram.