EARLIER this month we reported on the NBA 2K Players Tournament which would feature 16 NBA players going head-to-head to compete for the crown and $100,000 charity money. The Event went down last Saturday with Devin Booker defeating Deandre Ayton for the grand title. All prize money was donated to the charities of bookers choice in support of the ongoing coronavirus relief efforts: Arizona Food Bank Network and #FirstRespondersFirst. This also comes after Booker pledged $100,000 to help support healthcare workers and others in need due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“With this year’s NBA season on hiatus, 2K was honored to have had the opportunity to host this exciting esports competition alongside the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association,” said Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations for NBA 2K. “We’d like to thank everyone involved – players, partners, and ESPN — for coming together and delivering welcomed entertainment, but more importantly, helping raise relief funds for coronavirus recovery efforts.”
“I had a really great time participating in the NBA 2K Players Tournament,” said Booker. “Winning it was really great for my competitive spirit and I’m glad I could give our fans a little taste of basketball while supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. I hope that our fans stay safe and healthy during this time and I can’t wait to get back on the court soon.”
To watch video recaps of all the tournament action, fans can visit either the 2K and NBA social channels including Twitter (@NBA2K, @NBA), Twitch (@NBA2K, @NBA), YouTube (@NBA2K, @NBA) and Facebook (@NBA2K, @NBA).