The NBA and 2K Sports to Partner for Round of 16 Video Game Tournament

Considering NBA players are bored right now and most of them have taken to video games during this COVID-19 pandemic, it is no surprise at the partnership that has just happened. The league, 2K Sports and the NBPA have come together to host an NBA 2K tournament that will air on ESPN and ESPN2 this week.

The Round of 16 NBA 2K20 Player Tournament will kick off this Friday on ESPN.

The festivities will have a half-hour preshow at 7pm EST before airing from 7:30pm until 8:30pm. After that, it will change networks to ESPN until 11:30pm.

Of the sixteen players competing, names like Trae Young, Devin Booker, Donovan Mitchell, Kevin Durant and Hassan Whiteside have been confirmed.

The winner will win $100,000 for charity to coronavirus relief.

As you can see from the list of players below, each participant was seeded based on their 2K rating. If they were tied in rating, they went to league tenure.

01. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (96)
02. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (90)
03. Hassan Whiteside, Portland Trail Blazers (87)
04. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (87)
05. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (86)
06. Andre Drummond, Cleveland Cavaliers (85)
07. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (85)
08. Montrezl Harrell, LA Clippers (85)
09. Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (85)
10. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (85)
11. DeMarcus Cousins (81)
12. Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets (81)
13. Rui Hachimura, Washington Wizards (79)
14. Patrick Beverley, LA Clippers (78)
15. Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings (78)
16. Derrick Jones Jr., Miami Heat (78)

The quarterfinals will take place on April 7 from 7-11pm EST on ESPN 2, while the semifinals and finals will go down Saturday April 11 on ESPN.

Who do you think takes the crown?

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