Magic Gaming Media Day to be held on Monday, March 9
Magic Gaming will open the regular season in its third year in NBA 2K League play with a double-header on April 8 vs. Warriors Gaming Squad at 7:00 p.m. followed by Kings Guard Gaming at 10:00 p.m. The season commences with THE TIPOFF tournament, March 24-28 (schedule for tournament TBD). Magic Gaming's full schedule is below.
In addition, Magic Gaming will host two local events featuring four teams in the league. The Magic Gaming Round-Robin hosted by Full Sail University will take place at the university’s renowned on-campus esports arena, The Fortress, on May 23 at 1:00 p.m., culminating in a finals matchup at 7:00 p.m. The competition will feature Magic Gaming, Hawks Talon GC, Hornets Venom GT and Heat Check Gaming. The second event in Orlando will be a rivalry matchup on June 27 also hosted by Full Sail University featuring a one-game competition between Nets GC and Magic Gaming.
Other select NBA 2K League teams will host the rivalry matches and round-robin events in their markets and each of these matches/games will count toward a team's regular season standings, with the exception of the round-robin championship games. Each round-robin event will have a prize pool of $20,000 each for the winning team.
Each NBA 2K League team will play a total of 16 regular season games on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. All regular season games will take place at the new NBA 2K League Studio in Manhattan featuring revamped audience seating that reflects the circular competition format unique to the NBA 2K League, larger screens, a mic'd stage that will highlight the players and their personalities to viewers in the studio and watching on the broadcast, a VIP lounge, a streaming pod for guest streamers and an additional studio for content capture. The weekly matchups during the regular-season will determine playoff seeding.
The 2020 season will once again feature 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. 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, which will tip off Wednesday, July 29 and take place over four days of gameplay.
All 23 teams will have five bye weeks during the season, along with a league-wide bye week July 1-3.
During the 2020 season, the NBA 2K League will award $1.4 million in prize money across THE TIPOFF and THE TURN, the six round-robin local tournaments and the NBA 2K League Playoffs.
2020 Magic Gaming Schedule:
- March 24-28: THE TIPOFF powered by AT&T
- April 8: vs. Warriors Gaming Squad - 7:00 p.m.
- April 8: vs. Kings Guard Gaming - 10:00 p.m.
- April 15: vs. Raptors Uprising GC - 8:00 p.m.
- April 16: vs. Jazz Gaming - 7:00 p.m.
- May 1: vs. Cavs Legion GC - 9:00 p.m.
- May 8: vs. Pacers Gaming - 8:00 p.m.
- May 13-15: THE TURN powered by AT&T
- *May 23: vs. Hawks Talon GC - 1:00 p.m.
- *May 23: vs. Heat Check Gaming - 3:00 p.m.
- June 5: vs. Wizards District Gaming - 7:00 p.m.
- June 10: vs. 76ers GC - 7:00 p.m.
- June 10: vs. Knicks Gaming - 9:00 p.m.
- **June 27: vs. NETSGC - 1:00 p.m.
- July 1-4: BYE WEEK
- July 9: vs. T-Wolves Gaming - 9:00 p.m.
- July 16: vs. Pistons GT - 8:00 p.m.
- July 17: vs. Bucks Gaming - 8:00 p.m.
- July 23-25: THE TICKET powered by AT&T
- July 29-August 1: 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs
*Round-Robin event hosted by Full Sail University in Orlando
**Rivalry matchup hosted by Full Sail University in Orlando
Magic Gaming will also host its annual Media Day on Mon., March 9 at Amway Center from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Media will have the exclusive chance to get to know the team with players, coach and staff interviews and photo/video opportunities. Media interested in attending must RSVP to Brooke Brumbelow, [email protected], to be approved and placed on the security list at Amway Center.
Magic Gaming recently added two players to its roster through the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft on Saturday, February 22. The team selected Alex "ProFusion" Snowden with the 35th overall pick and Daniel "Djbama" Burge with the 6th overall pick. Snowden is considered by many to be one of the best sharpshooters in the draft, the offensively gifted shooting guard fills one of the team's biggest needs. A two-year player for Celtics Crossover Gaming, Snowden averaged 16.6 points per game during the 2019 regular season, while shooting 59.3% from the floor.
With their fourth-round selection, Magic Gaming added a versatile, high-character player in Burge. A mathematics graduate from UAB, Burge qualified for the draft pool through the 2020 NBA 2K League Combine. The two 2020 picks join an already loaded roster with 2019 NBA 2K League Rookie of the Year, Brendan "Reid" Hill ("Reizey"); Daniel "DT" Tlais; Brandon "ToXsiK" Raudenbush; and Robert "May" May.
2020 Magic Gaming Roster:
- Name: Brendan "Reid" Hill Gamer tag: Reizey From: Tyler, Texas Position: PG
- Name: Daniel Tlais Gamer tag: DT From: Ontario, Canada Position: PF
- Name: Brandon Raudenbush Gamer tag: ToXsiK From: West Palm Beach Position: SG
- Name: Robert May Gamer tag: May From: Mass. Position: C
- Name: Alex Snowden Gamer tag: ProFusion From: Bellevue, Wash. Position: SG
- Name: Daniel Burge Gamer tag: Djbama From: Birmingham, Ala. Position: PG
About Magic Gaming:
Magic Gaming, based in Orlando, Fla., is one of 23 teams competing in the third season of the NBA 2K League. The NBA 2K League is a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., which began play in May 2018. The league features the best 138 NBA 2K players in the world. Magic Gaming’s six-man roster will compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. Follow Magic Gaming on Twitch – OrlandoMagicGaming, Instagram/Twitter - @MagicGaming, Facebook/Magic Gaming or at www.MagicGaming.gg.
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment, media, arts and technology. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its 40-year history, including most recently: One of the 2019 "Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design" by The Princeton Review, one of the 2019 "Top 50 Film Schools" by The Wrap Magazine, and was also named the 2019 "School/College of the Year" by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Technology. With over 70,000+ graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition including OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award honors.
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