Leading basketball stars are taking part in the NBA 2K Players Tournament beginning from Friday April 3 in the USA and Australians can watch and bet on the competition.
The likes of Kevin Durant, Trae Young and Hassan Whiteside are among the basketball players competing in the NBA 2K Players Tournament.
Rounds one and two will be played as a single elimination, while the semi-finals and finals will be best of three.
The winner will choose a charity to donate the $100,000 of prize money from 2K, the NBA and NBPA amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the NBA and NBPA to bring basketball back to fans throughout the world and to help those in need during these uncertain times,” said Jason Argent, 2K Senior Vice President, Sports Strategy and Licensing. “Entertainment, especially sports, has the ability to bring communities together – including athletes, fans and families – and we hope that everyone will enjoy the tournament.”
How can I watch NBA 2K Players Tournament in Australia? ? ? ?
The tournament begins on April 3 at 7.00pm local time in the USA, meaning Australians can tune in from 10.00am Saturday April 4. All of the matches will be broadcast live on ESPN in Australia and via the ESPN App, while you can also watch via the NBA’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
NBA 2K Players Tournament Match Schedule ?
Note: All times are AEST.
Friday, April 3: ESPN2, 9.00am
Sunday, April 5: ESPN2, 9.00am
Friday, April 10: ESPN2, 9.00am-1.00pm
Semifinals & Finals
Saturday, April 11: Timing to be announced.
NBA 2K Players Tournament Seedings
1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (96)
2. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (90)
3. Hassan Whiteside, Portland Trail Blazers (87)
4. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (87)
5. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (86)
6. Andre Drummond, Cleveland Cavaliers (85)
7. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (85)
8. Montrezl Harrell, LA Clippers (85)
9. 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)
Who will win NBA 2K?
The tournament is up to the quarter-final stage, which begins at 9.00am AEST on Friday April 8.
Derrick Jones ($1.66) vs Montrezl Harrell ($2.10)
Devin Booker ($1.25) vs Rui Hachimura ($3.50)
Trae Young ($1.65) vs Deandre Ayton ($2.10)
Andre Drummond ($3.14) vs Patrick Beverley ($1.33)
Best quarter-final bet – Trae Young to beat Deandre Ayton at $1.65
NBA 2K Outright winner
Patrick Beverley ($2.70)
Devin Booker ($3.60)
Trae Young ($5.00)
Derrick Jones Jnr ($6.00)
Deandre Ayton ($7.00)
Montrezl Harrell ($15)
Rui Hachimura ($15)
Andre Drummond ($17)