The Pacers Gaming took down Mavs Gaming 3-2 in the most competitive match during the Switch Open qualifying for the NBA 2K League.
Two unbeaten teams played in a best-of-five series, with the Mavs taking the first three games. The Pacers rallied to win the fourth game 22-9, and then won the final game 21-15. After the game, the Pacers (3-0) led Mavs (2-1) by one point in Group 8.
The Gen.G Tigers defeated Wizards District Gaming 3-0, NetsGC beat Grizz Gaming 3-1, Jazz Gaming dispatched Ankle Breakers 3-0, 76ers GC beat Dreamshakers 3-0, Heat Check Gaming defeated DUX Infinitos 3-0, Celtics Crossover Gaming handled Raptors Uprising GC 3-1, Hawks Talon GC rout Green Beanz 3-0 and T-Wolves Gaming defeat Bucks Gaming 3-1.
In the second week of qualifying, Lakers Gaming and Dot Squad, who were scheduled to play each other on Sunday, have been postponed until Tuesday.
Among the 32 teams are all 24 NBA 2K League teams, plus eight other teams: amateur trios that advanced through qualification, plus community teams that feature 2K social media influencers.
The NBA 2K League sent eight teams to the remote group play, which runs through June 24. Each group comprises three NBA 2K League teams and one amateur or community team.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the Round of 16, which begins on June 29. The bracket play will be held in person in Indianapolis at the NBA 2K League Studio on July 2.
During the best-of-five format, teams will face each other twice in their groups. In addition to best-of-five matches in the round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals will be best-of-seven matches. As part of the Switch Open's $150,000 prize pool, the winning team will receive $60,000.
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