Magic Gaming is moving onto the next round of the season-opening NBA 2K League tournament.
The squad had to wait out a bizarre postponement Thursday and league play all night Friday after going 3-1 in pool play Wednesday.
The team will enter the knockout round of The TICKET tournament as the eighth and final seed.
Magic Gaming had to wait 48 hours to learn its fate because a server glitch on Thursday forced the league to push its entire schedule to Friday.
The knockout round will consist of the winners of all 7 groups along with Magic Gaming, who earned the wild card berth because of its record and combined margin of victory.
Play starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Magic Gaming won three of four matches in the NBA 2K League’s season-opening The TIPOFF tournament but must now wait to see whether it will advance to the elimination round because of a disadvantage in the tiebreaker.
The squad sits in the eighth and final spot as the tournament’s lone wild card team.
However, if another non-bracket winning team finishes with a 3-1 record and a higher average margin of victory in day 2 play tonight, the Magic will be going home.
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It’s that time of year again.
As sure as spring leads into summer, Orlando Magic’s competitive esports team Magic Gaming is heading into its season saying all the right things.
But head coach Jonah Edwards doesn’t want to hear about how his squad remains one of just two of the league’s original 17 still on the lookout for its first playoff bid.
“It’s going to take a lot of mental toughness,” Edwards said. “We have to be mentally tough and be a team that is resilient and controls what we can control.”
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It was a rough weekend for the Florida Mutineers.
Exactly how rough and how bad of an effect it has on the team’s chances this season, however, won’t be known until the weekend is over.
The Mutineers were ousted from their own tournament on Saturday, failing to win a game in their two matchups.
The loss means a missed opportunity to move up in the standings, as two teams above them had the week off.
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Orlando esports fans could have a full evening ahead Friday night, as two hometown teams take part in crucial battles.
The Florida Mutineers of the Call of Duty League look to stay hot.
They can make a push and improve on their fourth-place standing with a strong showing in its home tournament.
The NBA 2K League’s Magic Gaming, meanwhile, look to make it a clean sweep of the season-opening week in a tilt with Wizards District Gaming.
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Full Sail Armada used a run through the losers bracket Saturday to stay alive in the Call of Duty Collegiate League Championships.
The 12 teams that remain in the 32-team tournament start the next round of play on May 15.
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The NBA-backed esports league that has video game-playing teams in 23 of its markets including Orlando will begin its 2020 season on May 5.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the league has decided to play its first six weeks remotely, with games being broadcast on the league’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
That means all games up until June 12 will be online and the league will decide whether to extend that.
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One of two events hosted by Florida’s Call of Duty League franchise, The Mutineers, will take place in Orlando, the league announced on Monday.
On April 11 and 12, the league’s Week 10 will bring the Seattle
Surge, Atlanta Faze, Paris Legion, Toronto Ultra and New York Subliners to Orlando
for in-season clashes.
Each team will play 22 matches during the regular season, which will conclude in a postseason tournament sometime after the final July 25 and 26 weekend, which will be hosted in Miami.
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The Florida-based team of the brand-new Activision-Blizzard Call of Duty League will be called the Mutineers, the outfit announced on Monday.
The team will host official events for the league starting in January at a yet-to-be-announced home facility.
The Mutineers, which announced Saturday on Twitter that it would announce its rosters soon, are a product of the Misfits Gaming Group, an Overwatch League team based in Orlando and Boca Raton.
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