PORTLAND, Ore. (October 4, 2018) – Blazer5 Gaming today has announced a trade with Bucks Gaming to acquire power forward Matthew (KinG PeroXide) Hofmann. Bucks Gaming will receive Blazer5 Gaming’s first-round pick (17th overall) in the upcoming 2019 NBA 2K League Draft.
KinG PeroXide averaged 13.6 points per game in the recently concluded inaugural NBA 2K League season, plus 3.1 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals. Shooting 56.2% from the field, including 43% from three-point range, the Queens, New York native joins a Blazer5 squad that finished in first place during the regular season at 12-2, and was top-seeded for the NBA 2K League Playoffs.
“Matthew is a great player that showed his worth not only this season, but in the work that he has put in during the offseason,” said Cameron McAlees (@noremachi), Blazer5 Gaming Operations Manager. “We’re really looking forward to bringing him to Portland and can’t wait to get started next season.”
The Blazer5 Gaming squad currently features NBA 2K League Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year Dayne (OneWildWalnut) Downey at center and team captain Nidal (Mama Im Dat Man) Nasser at point guard, who were both protected from the expansion draft.
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