2020 Blazer5 Season Launches May 5th

The NBA 2K League announced the start of its 2020 regular season to begin Tuesday, May 5 with at least six weeks of remote gameplay. All 23 NBA 2K League teams will participate in regular-season competition from their local markets with games simulcast live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

Games will begin at 4 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with four distinct matchups each night. 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. 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 experience the league’s most exciting moments. Each three-game-series victory will represent one regular-season win, and each three-game-series loss will represent one regular-season loss. The start-of-season game schedule will be announced in the coming days.

The 2020 season will once again include three in-season tournaments (THE TIPOFF, THE TURN and THE TICKET), in which teams compete for banners that link together to form THE BANNER CHAIN powered by AT&T. 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, which will see the winning team earn the 10th and final spot in the 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs. In addition, select NBA 2K League teams will host rivalry matches and round-robin events. The remainder of the 2020 season schedule and structure, including the dates of tournaments, rivalry matches and round-robin events, will be shared as information becomes available.

“We are very excited to get the 2020 NBA 2K League season started,” said Cameron McAlees, Blazer5 Operations Manager. “Blazer5 has something to prove this season on the court, and we hope the competition provides entertainment and allows for a feeling of community and connection during these unprecedented times.”

Below please find the 2020 NBA 2K League start-of-season schedule. The Blazer5 schedule will be shared when that information becomes available.


  • May 5 – 8                    Regular Season – Week 1
  • May 12 – 15                Regular Season – Week 2
  • May 19 – 22                Regular Season – Week 3
  • May 26 – 29                Regular Season – Week 4
  • June 2 – 5                   Regular Season – Week 5
  • June 9 – 12                 Regular Season – Week 6


Blazer5 Gaming enters the 2020 season with three new players and a new coach (Andrew Maxie), along with three returners:

  • Mama Im Dat Man
    • Third year with the team
    • 2019 NBA 2K League MVP
    • 2020 Three For All Champion
    • #1 in points per game in 2019 (23.1)
    • #2 in assists per game in 2019 (11.6)
  • OneWildWalnut
    • Third year with the team
    • 2018 NBA 2K League MVP
    • 2020 Three For All Champion
    • #2 in rebounds in 2019 (12.6)
    • Led the league in rebounds and blocks during the 2018 season
  • Lavish_Phenom
    • Third year with the team
    • Known as one of the best defenders in the league
    • Helped lead team to the best record in the league for two consecutive seasons
  • MaJes7ic
    • Acquired in the offseason from Miami (traded 2020 1st Round pick)
    • Three For All Champion
    • Reached the NBA 2K League Finals in season one with Miami
  • Hood
    • Drafted by Blazer5 with the 40th overall pick in the 2020 draft
    • Third year in the league, has played for Cleveland, Minnesota and Miami
    • #2 in points per game in 2018 (29.2)
  • OOC Slim
    • Drafted by Blazer5 with the 66th overall pick in the 2020 draft
    • Second year in the league, coming from Toronto
    • Averaged 11.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals in seven games in 2019


Fans can connect with Blazer5 Gaming content, information, announcements and other special promotions by following the team @blazer5gaming on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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 NBA2KLeague.com.