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.
Magic Gaming win 3 of 4, now playing waiting game
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.”
Continue reading Magic Gaming set for 4th season tipoff with question marks
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.
Continue reading Mutineers bow out of own tournament in quick fashion
Magic Gaming couldn’t capitalize on a series of turnovers committed by Wizards District Gaming early in the fourth quarter Friday, leading to the team’s first loss of the season.
The Magic trailed by 14 points heading into the final period of the decisive game and held the Wizards without a point on their first possession.
But three turnovers in the first 1 minute, 15 seconds of the quarter – during which the Wizards were held scoreless – stopped the Magic from gaining any ground.
Continue reading Magic Gaming lose to Wizards to split two games this week
The Florida Mutineers have some work to do if they want to win their home tournament in the Call of Duty League.
But it’s not something they haven’t done before.
Minnesota ROKKR dominated the Mutineers in a 3-0 sweep on Friday, sending them into the losers bracket of the Florida-hosted tournament.
To come back and win, the team will need to make a run similar to the one they made in their last tournament, when they rattled off four wins in a row to clinch the title.
Continue reading Mutineers will need strong rally to win home event after Day 1 loss to Rokkr
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.”
Continue reading Magic Gaming coach Edwards thinks remote play could last more than 6 weeks
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.
Continue reading Full Sail Armada sails into next tourney round through losers bracket
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.
Continue reading Magic Gaming, NBA 2K League to tip off 2020 with 6 remote-play weeks
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.
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