Week 11 Recap: Warriors Gaming Concludes Regular Season with 3-0 Week

Warriors Gaming Squad set a franchise record with 13 regular-season wins, concluding the 2020 regular season 13-3 after winning three consecutive matchups in week 11. After clinching a playoff berth early in the week, WGS ensured a top-four seed with wins over T-Wolves Gaming, Celtics Crossover Gaming, and Grizz Gaming.

Coming off a quarterfinal appearance in THE TURN Tournament, WGS faced 2019 Champion T-Wolves Gaming (then 6-5) at the beginning of week 11. WGS came out of the gate strong in all three games, taking at a nine-point lead after the first quarter of games one and two. The T-Wolves forced tight games in both, however, as WGS needed a 19-8 fourth quarter to win game one 62-59 before T-Wolves Gaming used a strong third quarter to win game two 58-56. CB13 averaged 27 points and 9 assists in the first two games before amplifying his play in game three to 29 points and 10 assists. Four WGS starters scored in double digits in the 70-57 win in game three, as the team shot 67% from three while finishing with a series-high 20 assists.

After defeating the 2019 champions, Warriors Gaming Squad opened the floodgates against a fellow 2019 semifinalist in Celtics Crossover Gaming (2-12). There was no back-and-forth in this series as WGS took a 12-4 lead early in game one and romped to a 2-0 series sweep. CB13 recorded 44 points and 9 assists in the 83-53 game one win, while Slaughter turned in a 10-point, 13-rebound double-double. Game two was more of the same, as WGS scored 59 second-half points en route to a 96-57 win. CB13 turned in another outstanding performance, totaling 40 points, 13 assists, and 6 steals, but the team as a whole exploded offensively, dishing out 31 assists and shooting 74% in the win. The defense was also exemplary, as WGS notched 19 steals and held Celtics Crossover to just six three-pointers in the entire series.

WGS exacted some revenge for a loss at THE TIPOFF Tournament by sweeping Grizz Gaming in the final series of the week. Another early lead dictated game one, as WGS’ 19-8 first quarter advantage translated to an 83-55 final score. CB13 dished out 15 assists, Bsmoove scored 20 points, and Slaughter finished with a 14-point, 19-rebound double-double. Game two was the defensive game of the season, as WGS eked out a 45-44 win in the lowest-scoring game of the year. Slaughter rounded out his impressive series with three blocks and five assists, while Gradient led the team with 17 points. The series marked the second time this season that WGS held an opponent to 100 points or fewer in a full series.

CB13 was named one of four finalists for the July Player of the Month award, which uses fan voting to help determine the winner. Voting is open on Twitter through Tuesday night.

Warriors Gaming Squad has two weeks off: week 12, the final week of the regular season, is a WGS bye, and THE TICKET Tournament in the week after the regular features only non-playoff teams looking to win the final playoff berth. Locked into no lower than the fourth seed in the playoffs, WGS can ascend as high as the second seed, depending on results from Jazz Gaming and Wizards District Gaming.