Blazer5 Gaming Tips Off 2021 NBA 2K League Season May 19 in the Western Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 27, 2021) – The NBA 2K League announced the start of its 2021 regular season to begin Wednesday, May 19, continuing the remote gameplay format from the 2020 season in Blazer5 Gaming’s home court The Biofreeze Performance Center. New this season includes the split of the 23 teams into conferences: Eastern Conference and Western Conference. Conferences were created based on geographical region and Blazer5 Gaming is a contender in the Western Conference.  

Blazer5 Gaming’s schedule is below: 


Week  Date  Home Team  Away Team  Game Start (PT) 
2  May 26  Blazer5 Gaming  Jazz Gaming  4:00 p.m. 
3  June 3  Pistons GT  Blazer5 Gaming  4:20 p.m. 
3  June 4  Blazer5 Gaming  Cavs Legion GC  4:00 p.m. 
4    BYE WEEK 
5  June 18  Grizz Gaming  Blazer5 Gaming  6:00 p.m. 
5  June 19  Blazer5 Gaming  Kings Guard Gaming  6:00 p.m. 
6  June 23  Warriors Gaming Squad  Blazer5 Gaming  6:00 p.m. 
6  June 25  Kings Guard Gaming  Blazer5 Gaming  6:00 p.m. 
7    BYE WEEK 
8  July 7  Lakers Gaming  Blazer5 Gaming  4:00 p.m. 
9  July 12-13, 16-17  THE TURN TOURNAMENT 
10    BYE WEEK 
11  July 28  Blazer5 Gaming  Warriors Gaming Squad  6:00 p.m. 
11  July 30  Blazer5 Gaming  Lakers Gaming  4:00 p.m. 
12  August 4  Jazz Gaming  Blazer5 Gaming  6:00 p.m. 
12  August 6  Blazer5 Gaming  76ers GC  6:00 p.m. 
13  August 13  Blazer5 Gaming  Knicks Gaming  4:00 p.m. 
13  August 14  Mavs Gaming  Blazer5 Gaming  4:00 p.m. 
14  August 19-21  THE TICKET TOURNAMENT 
15  August 26-28  PLAYOFFS WEEK 1 
16  August 4  FINALS 


“We are ecstatic to start the fourth NBA 2K League season in May,” said Mikias Yohannes, Blazer5 Gaming Team Specialist. “We have our eyes set on acquiring Portland’s first NBA 2K League Championship, and I believe our players and staff are more than confident we will meet that goal this season.”  

Blazer5 enters the 2021 season with a brand-new team comprised of six league veterans, alongside Head Coach Andrew Maxie in his second season.  

  • G O O F Y 7 5 7, Center  
    • Acquired from Grizz Gaming 
    • Drafted ninth overall by Knicks Gaming in the inaugural 2K League season 
    • 2018 NBA 2K League champion with Knicks Gaming 
    • Averaged 11.7 points, 12.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 2020 
  • BreadwinnerLAPower Forward  
    • Acquired from 76ers GC 
    • Drafted 19th overall by 76ers GC in 2019 
    • 2019 All-Defensive Team  
    • 2019 All-Rookie Team  
  • Bash, Point Guard 
    • Acquired from Kings Guard Gaming 
    • Drafted 17th overall by Kings Guard Gaming in 2020 
    • Averaged 26.2 points, 7.0 assists and 2.0 steals in 2020 
  • Scretty, Shooting Guard 
    • Acquired from 76ers GC 
    • Drafted 89th overall by 76ers GC in 2018 
    • Led 76ers GC throughout 2020 to become the first team in NBA 2K League history to record 50- all-time victories  
  • Randomz, Small Forward 
    • Acquired by Nets GC 
    • Drafted 29th overall by Nets GC in 2020 
    • Finished in the top 15 in FG% in the league in his rookie season  
  • Lav, Alternate  
    • Acquired by Nets GC 
    • Drafted 46th overall by Nets GC in 2018  
    • Averaged 15.8 points, 4.2 assists and 1.0 steals during 2019 


Regular season games will start at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the 16-week season, with four distinct matchups each night. Each team will play 14 regular season games that will count toward its regular-season record. Each matchup consists of two games played back-to-back with alternating hosts, allowing the NBA 2K League broadcast to switch between games in real time and give fans more opportunities to experience the league’s most exciting moments. Each game from a two-game matchup will count as one win or loss instead of the previous “best-of-three” series counting as one regular season win.  

The 2021 season will once again include three in-season tournaments: THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and THE TICKET. All 23 teams will compete in THE TIPOFF and THE TURN. The 14 teams that are not one of the top nine playoff seeds will compete in THE TICKET, with the winning team earning the 10th and final spot in the 2021 NBA 2K League Playoffs.  

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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, Facebook, GameStop, HyperX, Panera Bread, Raynor Gaming, SCUF Gaming, Snickers, Stance, Twitch and YouTube. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit