The 2021 Cavs Legion GC Schedule is Here!

CAVS LEGION GAMING CLUB (GC)
ANNOUNCE 2021 SCHEDULE
 Season Starts May 19th at THE TIPOFF Tournament

 

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

Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, announced today their 2021 schedule. The season begins with THE TIPOFF tournament on May 19th, the precursor to their first regular season matchup on May 29th vs 76ers GC at 9:00 P.M. ET.  The season will run 16 weeks from May to September with each team playing 28 regular-season games each. This season, the league will award $1.5 million in prize money across the THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and the playoffs.

 

The team will begin their season playing remotely from Cavs Legion Lair Lit by TCP, the team’s state-of-the-art esports center located in Cleveland’s Battery Park neighborhood. All games will be simulcast live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels, and will be available on Dash Radio, ESRevolution, Loco in India and Sport1 in Europe.

This marks the fourth 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.

 

The team features a collection of young, exciting first- and second-year players, paired with proven, battle-tested veterans that come to Cleveland from across the world to represent Legion on a global stage.  Rookie AveMario, who is the first Spaniard to be drafted to the league, joins oFAB, a perennial MVP candidate that was acquired this offseason, as well as Godddof2K, a former DPOY who has been with Legion since the inaugural season. The team is rounded out by Strainer, an efficient scorer who is in his third season with Legion; high-character and savvy second-year player BigRim, who joins the team after spending his rookie season with Knicks Gaming; and rookie DLaw, a college running back at Monmouth College that will spend his off-season with Legion competing on the sticks.

 

See below for the 2021 Cavs Legion GC regular season schedule:

 

For the first time, the NBA 2K League will be aligned into two conferences: the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference, which is home to Cavs Legion.  Each team will play matchups both within its conference and against teams in the other conference.  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 2021 season will once again include three in-season tournaments (THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and THE TICKET) as part of THE BANNER CHAIN powered by AT&T.  All 23 teams will compete in THE TIPOFF and THE TURN.  The top five teams in each conference at the end of the regular season will automatically qualify for the NBA 2K League Playoffs Delivered by DoorDash.  The 13 remaining teams will compete in THE TICKET, with the winning teams from each conference earning the 11th and 12th spots in the playoffs.

 

Regular-season games will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with four distinct matchups each night. Matchups will be played in a two-game format.

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.

 

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About Cavs Legion GC:
Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC) is the Cleveland Cavaliers affiliate in the NBA 2K League co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. The NBA 2K League features the best NBA 2K players in the world competing as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against other teams in a mix of regular season games, tournaments and playoffs. Learn more at CavsLegion.com and follow the team on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @CavsLegionGC.

 

About Legion Lair Lit by TCP:
Legion Lair Lit by TCP is the new state-of-the-art esports center of Cavs Legion GC, the NBA 2K League team of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The over 2,700 square foot venue is in the Battery Park neighborhood near downtown Cleveland and features top gaming technology, full-service broadcast capabilities to produce livestream and content, as well as amenities to create a comprehensive esports and gaming experience unlike any other in Northeast Ohio. Legion Lair Lit by TCP is open to the public for a full calendar of organized gaming competitions, tournaments and events throughout the year.  To stay up to date on upcoming tournaments and events at Legion Lair Lit by TCP, as well as to book a group outing at the facility, visit CavsLegion.com/LegionLair. Also be sure to follow the venue @LegionLairTCP and the team @CavsLegionGC.

 

About NBA 2K League: 
The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world.  Each of the league’s 23 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs.  NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Facebook, HyperX, New Era, Panera Bread, Raynor Gaming, SCUF Gaming and Stance.  For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Zack Yohman
Cavs Legion Communications
zyohman@cavs.com
(216) 420-2837