Mavs Gaming Hub in Dallas hosted the first in-person NBA 2K League games since 2019 where Wizards District Gaming set out to successfully defend its Season 3 championship. The defending champs posted exceptional performances in both the Eastern Conference Semifinals and Finals, rapidly transforming a competitive Eastern Conference during the regular season to one in which WDG was the clear standout. 2-0 series sweeps against Knicks Gaming on Friday night in the East Semis and on Saturday evening against NetsGC in the Eastern Conference Finals WDG the inaugural Eastern Conference Champions and sent the team to its second straight NBA 2K League Finals.
Eastern Conference Semifinals: Wizards District Gaming vs Knicks Gaming
In Game 1 of the East Semis against Knicks Gaming, WDG jumped out to an early six-point lead and gained control early. A strong defensive performance across the board and patient offense paced WDG to a 68-56 win in Game 1. In Game 2, WDG again jumped out to an early lead and controlled the pace. Efficient offense led by JBM helped WDG take Game 2 76-64 and complete the sweep. JBM scored 56 points across both games in his first competitive games on-stage in the 2K League. Defensive Player of the Year contender JustAwkward scored 27 points in the series and harassed Knicks Gaming PG Duck throughout both contests.
Eastern Conference Finals: Wizards District Gaming vs NetsGC
A focused Wizards District Gaming came out in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals and took control of the series early. The outcome of either game in the series was rarely in doubt, as Wizards District Gaming took Game 1 98-86 and cruised to a sweep in Game 2 with a 109-69 margin. JBM scored 71 points in the series, including a 40-point, 15-assist performance in Game 2. JustAwkward, normally known for his defensive prowess, added 49 points across both victories.
Wizards District Gaming advances to its second-straight NBA 2K League Finals where the Western Conference Champions Jazz Gaming await. The best-of-5 Finals will be live on Saturday, September 4 at 5pm ET on the Monumental Sports Network on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. Join us on the WDG Twitch channel at 3pm ET on Saturday for the McDonald’s Virtual Tailgate as WDG prepares to Protect the Brand and take home its second straight NBA 2K League title.