Magic Gaming brought out the brooms – and Reid “Reizey” Hill had a small bout of unconsciousness – to finish off a two-game sweep of Bucks Gaming in the team’s season opener on Wednesday.
Hill finished the decisive game with 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting and hit three clutch 3-pointers in the early part of the second half to help close an 11-point first-half gap.
Hill said a familiarity with Bucks Gaming helped the team’s morale, despite heading into halftime trailing by 7.
“I was feeling confident,” he said. “We had no doubt the game was still very much winnable. We had come back against this team before in scrimmages.”
Magic Gaming won the game 66-63 after pulling off a commanding 74-64 win in Game 1.
Magic Gaming win season opener as ‘Reizey,’ ‘DT’ go off on Bucks in Game 2; ‘ToXsiK’ plays perfect game 1
Magic Gaming comes into the 2020 season with an interesting mix of high expectations and a chip on their shoulder.
The squad last year missed the NBA 2K League’s postseason by just one game, finishing 9-7 and dropping a key matchup with Grizz Gaming on the season’s final day.
But that team was reshuffled.
Out are Emmanuel “UCManny” Cruz, Cameron “KingCamRoyalty” Ford and Tucker “TuckerLocksUp” Henry.
In are former Pistons GT center Robert “May” May, former Celtics Crossover standout Alex “Profusion” Snowden and Daniel “djbama” Burge.
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The NBA 2K League’s decision to play the first six weeks of the season remotely is likely only the beginning, Magic Gaming head coach Jonah Edwards said.
The affects of coronavirus caused the league to take a cautious approach, launching its third season using exclusively remote play.
But Edwards said he would not be surprised to see that extended beyond six weeks.
“The league is doing its due diligence, though, of making sure they are prepared,” Edwards said. It’s “just in case something does happen and the crisis (moves) behind us.”
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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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Magic Gaming head coach Jonah Edwards says being a coach in the NBA 2K League has been something he could never foreseen while working at Best Buy during college.
But now that he’s in it, he’s all in as the squad prepares for the start of the league’s third year on Wednesday.
“It’s all been crazy,” he told the OVG in an interview on Saturday. “It’s definitely like a dream come true to be a part of this.”
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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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The Florida Mayhem travel to Houston this weekend for a pair of matches as they try to improve on their 1-1 record.
The Mayhem start its weekend with a 3 p.m. match Saturday against New York Excelsior (3-1), which has a 10-4 map record and sits in fourth place in the league.
The squad is coming off a 3-0 sweep of Houston on Sunday, which helped Excelsior earn a weekend split.
The Mayhem follows that yo with a match against the London Spitfire (1-2).
The Spitfire picked up its first win last week and has a 4-8 map record.
Florida, meanwhile comes off a bye week after splitting a pair of matches two weeks ago.
For more info and team statistics, visit the Overwatch League’s site.
A concert featuring bands that play music related to the Mega Man video game series will roll into Orlando on Saturday night.
The concert presented by Ongaku Overdrive, which last year hosted a concert with bands playing music from Final Fantasy, will start at 7 p.m. at The Abbey music venue at 100 S. Eola Drive.
The show will feature local rapper EyeQ, Tampa-based DJ RoboRob, hip hop emcee Richie Branson and Danimal Cannon, a video game music composer and chip tune rock artist.
Athens, Ga.,-based Bit Brigade will headline the show.
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Magic Gaming released its 2020 schedule Thursday, revealing that the league’s opening Tipoff tournament will be held March 24 to 28.
The Orlando squad will also host two events at Full Sail University: a round-robin tournament that will include the Hornets, Heat and Hawks teams and tips off May 23 and a rivalry matchup with New Jersey on June 27.
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The Magic Gaming squad finished its 2020 look Saturday, drafting a two-year veteran who head coach Jonah Edwards said he had targeted in the league’s first year.
Alexander “Profusion” Snowden, an explosive shooting guard who last season averaged 16 points and shot more than 50 percent from 3, was the first player chosen by the Magic, who picked him in the second round.
Magic Gaming followed that up by selecting Daniel “djbama” Burge in Round 4.
Continue reading Magic Gaming lands former Celtics player in draft