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Nets Gaming Crew to tip-off season with remote gameplay next week

Well, at least one Brooklyn team will be playing next month ... The Nets Gaming Crew,

The NBA 2K League announced Monday that its 2020 regular season will begin Tuesday, May 5, with at least six weeks of remote gameplay. The remainder of the 2020 seasons schedule and structure, including the dates of tournaments, rivalry matches, and round-robin events, will be provided at a future date.

2020 NBA 2K League start-of-season schedule is as followed

Regular Season - Week 1 (May 5-8)

Regular Season - Week 2 (May 12-15)

Regular Season - Week 3 (May 19-22)

Regular Season - Week 4 (May 26-29)

Regular Season - Week 5 (June 2-5)

Regular Season - Week 6 (June 9-12)

Games begin at 7 p.m. ET every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with four matchups each night.

All 23 teams will participate in regular-season gameplay from their local markets with games simulcast live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. In addition, all 23 teams will be in THE TIPOFF and THE TURN tournaments. The 14 teams that are not one of the top nine playoff seeds will compete in THE TICKET, which will see the winning team earn the 10th and final spot in the playoffs.

“We are thrilled to officially tip off the 2020 NBA 2K League season remotely and hope the excitement of NBA 2K League competition provides both new and returning fans with a fun way to stay connected and engage with our league during these unprecedented times,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue.

“Our players have been quarantining with their teammates as they prepare for the season and will now have the opportunity to compete against one another and show they are the best players in the world.”

Over the course of the six weeks of remote gameplay, each team is scheduled to play at least eight matches that will count toward its regular-season record. In addition, each match will be played in a best-of-three format, which will allow the NBA 2K League broadcast to switch between games in real-time and give fans more opportunities to tune in.

Each three-game-series victory will represent one regular-season win while each three-game-series loss will count as one regular-season loss. The official opening game is to be announced on Thursday according to a source.

The league will also implement an innovative production model that allows for a remote broadcast in all 23 team markets and league broadcasters to announce games in their homes from a virtual NBA 2K League studio, while flipping between games occurring simultaneously.