Pistons Gaming Team Set for NBA 2KLeague “The Turn” Tournament

The Pistons Gaming Team (GT) is set to compete in the 2020 NBA 2K League “THE TURN” Tournament powered by AT&T this upcoming week. The club opens play with a best-of-three series against Knicks Gaming on Wednesday, July 22 beginning at 6 p.m.

The second of three in-season tournaments, THE TURN is a four-day single-elimination tournament (Wednesday, July 22 – Saturday, July 25) that consists of a best-of-three series format with the winner of each match advancing to the next round. Seeding for the tournament is determined by each team’s regular season winning percentage.

All NBA 2K League teams will participate in the tournament remotely from their local markets for a total prize pool of $260,000. The winner of THE TURN will earn nearly half of the prize pool, with the remainder being awarded to the second- to eighth-place teams (first place – $117,000; second place – $52,000; third and fourth place – $22,100 each; fifth to eighth place – $11,700 each).

All matches will air live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch channel, in addition to select matches airing live on ESPN’s digital platforms and the NBA 2K League’s YouTube channel and on delay on eGG Network in Southeast Asia. ESPN2 will air select matches live on Wednesday, July 22 at 8 p.m. ET and Saturday, July 25 at 3 p.m. ET.

For the second-straight year for THE TURN, the NBA 2K League has implemented an “Archetype Ban”, which introduces an added layer of team strategy as specific player archetypes will be limited based on the selection of the opposing team. Archetypes are the preset combinations of attributes and skills for each position, and players typically have the option to select from five different archetypes per position prior to matches. Further information on NBA 2K League archetypes is available here.

Below is the Pistons GT schedule to open the 2020 NBA 2K League “THE TURN” Tournament:

July 22 vs. Knicks Gaming-6 p.m. ET
July 22 at Knicks Gaming-7 p.m. ET

*July 22 at Knicks Gaming 8 p.m. ET

* if necessary


1. Raptors Uprising GC

2. Jazz Gaming
3. Wizards District Gaming
4. Warriors Gaming Squad

5. Kings Guard Gaming

6. Mavs Gaming
7. Hornets Venom GT
8. T-Wolves Gaming
9. NetsGC
10. Bucks Gaming

11. Grizz Gaming

12. Knicks Gaming

13. Blazer5 Gaming

14. 76ers GC
15. Cavs Legion GC
16. Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai
17. Magic Gaming
18. Hawks Talon GC
19. Heat Check Gaming
20. Pacers Gaming
21. Pistons GT
22. Lakers Gaming

23. Celtics Crossover Gaming

About Pistons GT Pistons GT is in its third season in the NBA 2K League and is one of 23 franchises participating in the league in 2020. Pistons GT made one postseason appearance in 2018 and is headed by 2018 NBA 2K League Coach of the Year Duane Burton and General Manager Adam Rubin. The NBA 2K League is the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league. According to Newzoo, the global esports audience will reach 453.8 million in 2020 and will generate revenues of $1.1 billion. NBA 2K League content has generated more than 306 million video views across all NBA and NBA 2K League social media platforms, while the league and its 23 teams have more than 2.0 million combined followers on those platforms.

About the NBA 2K League The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 23 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, eGG Network, ESPN, Facebook, GameStop, HyperX, Jostens, Panera Bread, Raynor Gaming, SAP, SCUF Gaming, Snickers, Sportsnet, Stance, Tissot, Twitch and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.