SALT LAKE CITY (June 13, 2022) — Jazz Gaming, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, will return to the virtual court at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 in a matchup with Pacers Gaming to tip off the group play portion of the Coinbase NBA2KL 3v3 Blacktop Series THE SWITCH OPEN.
THE SWITCH will be the second 3v3 tournament of the NBA 2K League’s Season 5. Jazz Gaming currently holds a 3-3 record in 3v3 competition following THE SLAM OPEN in May. All matchups during the group play portion are best-of-five and first to 21 points wins.
Group play includes six games on June 14, 15, 17, 21, 23 and 24. All Jazz Gaming games are simulcast live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
Jazz Gaming’s three-man squad will be led by their All-NBA 2K League duo of Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram and Spencer “Ria” Wyman.
Splashy appeared in all 24 games during THE SLAM OPEN and led Jazz Gaming with 11.3 points and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting 62.6 percent from the floor.
Ria, the reigning NBA 2K League “Player of the Week” for Week 8, also appeared in all 24 games during THE SLAM OPEN, averaging 3.8 points on 37-of-67 (55.2 percent) field goal attempts.
Splashy and Ria will be joined by Kwan “followTHEGOD” Niblack, the 28th overall pick by Jazz Gaming in the 2022 NBA 2K League Draft. THE SWITCH will be followTHEGOD’s first 3v3 tournament of the season. The Bronx, N.Y., native has appeared in 12 5v5 games this season, averaging seven points and 2.5 rebounds per contest, while shooting a team-high 74.4 percent from the field.
“The 3v3 portion of the schedule is a new twist and we got our first taste of that earlier this season,” said Jazz Gaming head coach Jelani Mitchell. “We have made a few tweaks from our last 3v3 tournament, and we are excited to get back on the court and compete against a very talented field of 3v3 squads.”
During the group play portion of the tournament, Jazz Gaming will compete as part of the Western Conference’s Group 8, which includes Mavs Gaming, Pacers Gaming, and the Ankle Breakers, one of eight amateur teams that qualified for THE SWITCH.
Jazz Gaming’s full group play schedule for THE SWITCH OPEN is listed below:
|Coinbase NBA2KL 3v3 Blacktop Series THE SWITCH OPEN – Jazz Gaming Group Play (June 14-24)|
|June 14||7 p.m.||@ Pacers Gaming|
|June 15||5 p.m.||Mavs Gaming|
|June 17||6 p.m.||Ankle Breakers|
|June 21||5 p.m.||@ Mavs Gaming|
|June 23||8 p.m.||@ Ankle Breakers|
|June 24||7 p.m.||Pacers Gaming|
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About Jazz Gaming
Jazz Gaming is one of 24 esports teams competing in the NBA 2K League, founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. The five-player squad will be based out of Indianapolis, Ind. for the 2022 season and competes as unique characters in 5v5 and 3v3 play against the other 2K League teams in a mixture of tournament and playoff games.
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 24 teams and the best NBA 2K players in the world. NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Coinbase, Dash Radio, eGG Network, Google, Loco, Mondelēz International, SAP, Snickers, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sport1, Wilson and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.
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