Warriors Gaming Squad Clinches 3v3 Playoff Berth
May 2, 2023
Warriors Gaming Squad clinched the tenth seed in the NBA 2K League 3v3 Playoffs, the franchise’s first-ever 3v3 playoff berth in two seasons of 3v3 competition.
A mainstay in the 5v5 playoffs with a streak of four consecutive appearances, WGS finished in automatic 3v3 qualifying position for the first time. WGS finished the 3v3 season with 140 standings points, and will play seventh seed NBL Oz Gaming, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the National Basketball League, in the first round on May 10. Last season, the first year in which the NBA 2K League featured 3v3 competition, WGS made the conference finals of the play-in Steal Open tournament, but fell to Jazz Gaming with a play-in spot on the line.
With a revamped roster in 2023, Warriors Gaming Squad earned 70 points toward playoff qualification in the Slam Open, keyed by a 6-2 record in group play. The team doubled its points in the Switch Open, becoming the first team to defeat Bucks Gaming in group play and proceeded to advance to within one series win of in-person bracket play. Point guard Charlie “CB13” Bostwick started every matchup, averaging 12.1 points and 2.1 assists per game in the first-to-21 game mode. Three-year starter Veron “YooVc” Coates and rookie Jaden “Nay” Bhopal started alongside CB13 during the Slam Open, while veterans Kenneth “Kenny Got Work” Hailey and Nidal “Mama Im Dat Man” Nasser suited up for the Switch Open.
The top 10 out of 25 NBA 2K League teams clinched automatic 3v3 playoff berths, while two more will qualify through the Steal Open play-in tournament. The 3v3 playoffs also include two amateur teams, who qualified through their performance in prior amateur qualifiers and tournament bracket play.
The double-elimination 3v3 playoffs will be from May 10-13, in-person at District E in Washington D.C. The Steal Open, also live from District E, will run from May 5-6. Follow Warriors Gaming and NBA 2K League on all social platforms for more information.