This year, the NFL hosted digital events during the Pro Bowl for the first time. Generally speaking, the online Pro Bowl was held for safety concerns, though we’ll see if such events continue. The NBA will still be hosting its All-Star events in-person. There will be no fans, though NBA commissioner Adam Silver has only gently asked folks to stay home. However, NBA 2K21 will be hosting it’s third annual MyTEAM Unlimited Tournament Championship live on March 6.
Two players survived the grueling qualification process: Tyle “TwoWayRoco” Debondt, and Kimanni “NewEditionFlash” Ingram. TwoWayRoco qualified on the Xbox One, averaging 89 PPG to qualify for the Xbox single elimination bracket. NewEditionFlash put up comparable numbers, with 88.5 PPG on the PlayStation 4. Both players overcame a final single elimination bracket to qualify for Saturday’s finals match-up.
The Stakes Are Unlimited
The difference between winning and losing? A cool $150k. The winner of Saturday’s showdown will earn a $200,000 grand prize. The runner-up will still take home a respectable $50,000, of course. However, the difference in prize money is palpable. Though each of the finalists qualified on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 respectively, the rules page specifies that the finals will take place on the PlayStation 4. Will NewEditionFlash be able to capitalize on this home court advantage?
If you feel like you’re lagging behind on the MyTEAM Unlimited tournament, you can find recaps leading up to Saturday’s finals on NBA 2K’s YouTube channel.
2K League lead commentator Jamie “DirK” Diaz Ruiz will be hosting, joined by NBA 2K ambassador Ronnie2K and MyTEAM influencer HenryTheBlasian. You can catch the action this Saturday starting at 3 PM PST/6 PM EST on the official NBA 2K twitch channel.
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