Wizards District Gaming Unveils 2024 Season Schedule

 

Season to kick off on Feb. 29, followed by first in-person matchup on March 3
 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Wizards District Gaming (WDG) announced its 2024 NBA 2K League schedule, featuring 21 games overall and seven live matchups open to fans.  

WDG will kick off their season on Thursday, February 29, playing remotely against Celtics Crossover Gaming in THE SLAM OPEN 3v3 tournament. Fans will be able to cheer on the team for the first time in-person on Sunday, March 3 as the team hosts a rivalry matchup at District E Powered by Ticketmaster against 76ers GC. The 2024 Wizards District Gaming season is presented by Leidos. 

The 2024 NBA 2K League season will kick off for the entire league on Wednesday, February 28, and will conclude at the end of June with the NBA 2K League 5v5 Playoffs and Finals. The season will be a mix of remote and in-person gameplay.  

All in-person regular season and playoff games will once again be hosted in Washington, D.C. at District E Powered by Ticketmaster. District E is Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s nearly 14,000 square-feet live-event theater offering a 365-day-a-year series of immersive experiences in esports, music, event programming, and community events, as well as serving as the home arena for Wizards District Gaming. For information on tickets to attend NBA 2K League games live at District E, click here 

Wizards District Gaming has had a busy offseason as they hope to recapture the form that brought the 2020 and 2021 NBA 2K League championship titles to D.C. In September, WDG acquired the top selection in the 2024 NBA 2K League Draft via a trade with Mavs Gaming, which saw players Ryan “Dayfri” Conger and Justin “Kapp” Kaplan head to Dallas. With the first pick, WDG selected Benjamin “Benzo” Bernstein, widely regarded as a can’t-miss prospect and one of the best NBA 2K prospects in the Pro-Am scene for several years. With their second-round pick, #25 overall, WDG selected center Xavier “Type” Vescovi, a multi-year veteran in the NBA 2K League. Benzo and Type round out Wizards District Gaming’s 2024 roster that already featured longtime veterans Justin “Just Awkward” Howell and Antonio “Newdini” Newman, along with returning WDG shooting guard Brandon “B Rich” Richardson, who returned to the District via an offseason trade with Pistons GT.  

“Wizards District Gaming is primed for a bounce back season and excited to compete for a championship,” said Patrick Crossan, Wizards District Gaming Head Coach & General Manager. “We can’t wait for our fans to watch our blend of young talent and veteran leadership, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at District E Powered by Ticketmaster on March 3 and throughout the 2024 season.”   

WDG will play seven of its local-market games during the 2024 season in front of a home crowd at District E. After debuting during the 2023 season, Leidos returns as the Season Presenting Partner for all live WDG games at District E and will have its brand featured throughout the live game experience in the state-of-the-art esports arena. For fans not able to watch in-person, WDG games on March 17 and May 11 will be available live on Monumental Sports Network. All other games will be live streamed on Twitch.   

The NBA 2K League’s 25 teams will compete in 3v3 and 5v5 splits throughout the season. The 3v3 portion of the season begins with the NBA2KL 3v3 SLAM OPEN from Feb. 28 through March 16, followed by the SWITCH OPEN March 20 through April 16, the STEAL OPEN April 19 and April 20, and finishing with the NBA2KL 3v3 Playoffs Wednesday, April 24 through Saturday, April 27. The 5v5 competition starts on Wednesday, May 8 with THE TIPOFF Powered by AT&T, followed by THE TURN Powered by AT&T May 29 through June 15, THE TICKET June 18 and June 22, and will culminate with the NBA2KL 5v5 Playoffs June 26 through June 29. Across THE BANNER CHAIN SERIES Powered by AT&T and NBA 2KL 3v3 BLACKTOP SERIES tournaments, and the NBA 2K League 3v3 and 5v5 Playoffs, the NBA 2K League will award $2 million in cash prizes. For more information on the NBA 2K League, visit www.NBA2KLeague.com. 

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About Wizards District Gaming
Wizards District Gaming, owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, is part of the NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Launched in 2018, the league features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Wizards District Gaming drafts and/or retains gamers as part of a team that competes as unique characters in matchups against 24 other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. For more information about Wizards District Gaming, visit www.wizardsdg.com. 

About District E Powered by Ticketmaster 
District E Powered by Ticketmaster is Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s nearly 14,000 square-feet live-event theater offering a 365-day-a-year series of immersive experiences in esports, music, event programming, and community events – along with pre-and post-event activations for fans attending NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards games, also owned by Monumental Sports. The venue creates a best-in-class competition and training venue for the esports franchises Monumental additionally owns, operates, and invests in, including Wizards District Gaming, Caps Gaming, District Elite and Team Liquid. To learn more, visit www.districtedc.com.   

About Leidos
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. 

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