ESPN and ESPN2 to Air NBA 2K20 Players Only Tournament
The NBA and ESPN have partnered to televise the NBA 2K20 Players Only Tournament during this extended break because of COVID-19. There are some superstars and budding young stars participating in this eSports tournament. Our friends at Sportsbetting.ag have released a litany of lines for this contest.
Sporstbetting.ag has Devin Booker is the early favorite at +350 to win the entire tournament. The way the odds shake out it looks like it could be up for grabs. You never know what will happen when you play video games. One thing is for sure; there will be some trash talking and some exciting games.
Two of the top seeds are Kevin Durant of the New Jersey Nets and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks. They will be competing for prizes that can help a lot of people affected by the coronavirus.
The winner will be crowned the ultimate NBA 2K20 champion. The winner will select a charity beneficiary to receive a $100,000 donation from 2K, the NBA and the NBPA in support of ongoing coronavirus relief efforts.
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The Following is from ESPN on the NBA 2K20 Players Only Tournament
Kevin Durant is the biggest star involved in the tournament. He’s also the No. 1 seed — players were seeded based on their player rating in NBA 2K20. Durant will be competing in the opening game of the tournament, at 7:30 p.m. on April 3.
Here’s the full list of players, with their ratings in parentheses:
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)
The rest of the April 3 schedule, after Durant (1) vs. Jones (16), will be LaVine (7) vs. Ayton (10) at 8:30 p.m., Young (2) vs. Barnes (15) at 9:30, and Whiteside (3) vs. Beverley (14) at 10:30.
How to Watch the NBA 2K20 Players Only Tournament
The NBA 2K20 Player Tournament will begin on Friday, April 3. It will open with a half-hour preshow at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The tournament will continue on ESPN until 8:30 p.m. Once that contest is over it will transition to ESPN2 until 11:30 p.m.
The tournament will continue on Sunday, April 5, from 12-4 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The quarterfinals will be on Tuesday, April 7, from 7-11 p.m. ET, also on ESPN2. And the semifinals and finals will be on Saturday, April 11, on ESPN, with the time yet to be determined.
All games will be available as VODs on ESPN3 following live competition.
Odds to Win the NBA 2K20 Players Only Tournament
|Players-Only Tournament Winner|
|07:00 PM||99005||Devin Booker||+350|
|99009||Derrick Jones Jr.||+750|
|99013||Michael Porter Jr.||+2000|
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