This is the full text of nba.com's April 27, 2018 press release.
Games Begin May 1 on Twitch as part of League’s Inaugural Season
NEW YORK, April 27, 2018 – The NBA 2K League today announced its game schedule for “THE TIPOFF,” the season’s first tournament, with competition running from May 1-5. Streamed live on Twitch, “THE TIPOFF” will officially begin the 15-week regular season, which features both weekly games and tournaments, and concludes with the NBA 2K League Playoffs and Finals in August. All competition will take place at the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City.
The tournament will consist of pool play from May 1-4, with the top eight teams advancing to playoff rounds taking place on May 5. The final four teams will walk away with a piece of the $100,000 prize pool (first place – $35,000; second place – $25,000; third and fourth place – $10,000). The winner of each pool play group will also take home $5,000.
“THE TIPOFF” is the first of three tournaments that will be played throughout the season. Each team that wins a tournament will take home a coveted steel champion banner – with the goal of collecting all three banners that link together to form THE BANNER CHAIN.
For more information on the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.
“THE TIPOFF” Schedule:
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