Warriors Gaming Squad is in the NBA 2K League Finals!
WGS plays for the $420K cash prize Friday at 4PM PT on ESPN2/Twitch/YouTubeGaming.
First the Golden State Warriors organization created a dynasty. Now they’re looking to replicate that success in the eSports world as their NBA 2K League team “Warriors Gaming Squad” is in the championship round.
For the first time since the virtual league’s inception three years ago, WGS is in the finals with big money on the line. The 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs delivered by DoorDash has a total prize pool of $920,000, with the NBA 2K League champions receiving $420,000 from that pool.
Warriors Gaming Squad hasn’t been home to see their families in several months due to the pandemic, giving them extra motivation to winning the title and the cash prize. After a strong 13-3 regular season record, WGS survived a gritty three game series with Bucks Gaming, before sweeping Jazz Gaming in the semifinals.
Standing in WGS way is Wizards District Gaming, a team that eliminated the undefeated Raptors Uprising GC. How apropos that the Warriors’ 2K squad will face off against the Wizards team, considering it was Rick Barry’s 1975 Warriors that knocked off a team from Washington to win the franchise’s first Bay Area championship.
LGW chatted with WGS shooting guard Alex “Bsmoove” Reese ahead of this historic eSports opportunity. He’s been with the team since Year 1 and has a legendary name in gaming circles. He spoke with us about gaming helping him cope with the passing of his mother, his competitive mindset, and his love for his teammates.
In Part 2 he specifically discussed the strategies and matchups that make the eSports world so challenging: