The NBA 2K League announced its 2021 regular-season schedule and season-long competition structure. The 16-week season will begin Wednesday, May 19 with THE TIPOFF Powered by AT&T, and will conclude Saturday, Sept. 4 with the 2021 NBA 2K League Finals Delivered by DoorDash. Hawks Talon Gaming will begin the regular season with a two-game series against Hornets Venom GT, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 27.
As part of the announcement, it was also shared that for the first time, the NBA 2K League will be aligned into two conferences: the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Hawks Talon will be in the Eastern Conference with 76ers GC, Celtics Crossover Gaming, Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai, Grizz Gaming, Heat Check Gaming, Hornets Venom GT, Knicks Gaming, Magic Gaming, Nets GC, Raptors Uprising GC and Wizards District Gaming. The Western Conference comprises Bucks Gaming, Blazer5 Gaming, Cavs Legion GC, Jazz Gaming, Kings Guard Gaming, Lakers Gaming, Mavs Gaming, Pacers Gaming, Pistons GT, T-Wolves Gaming and Warriors Gaming Squad.
“We are ready to get back on the virtual court and start competing with the best of the best in the NBA 2K League,” said Hawks Talon GC Head Coach Wesley Acuff. “We are thrilled with the talent we retained and the draft picks we made this past offseason. We strive to give the city of Atlanta an esports team that they can rally behind.”
Regular-season games will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with four distinct matchups each night. Matchups will be played in a two-game format.
Hawks Talon Gaming’s 2021 NBA 2K League Schedule:
|Game||Week||Date||Day||Home||Away||Game Start (E.T.)|
|1||5/19-22||TBD – THE TIPOFF TOURNAMENT POWERED BY AT&T|
|1||2||5/27||Thursday||Hawks Talon GC||Hornets Venom GT||8:00 PM|
|2||2||5/29||Saturday||Hawks Talon GC||Grizz Gaming||9:00 PM|
|3||2||6/4||Friday||Hawks Talon GC||Raptors Uprising GC||7:00 PM|
|4||3||6/5||Saturday||Heat Check Gaming||Hawks Talon GC||7:00 PM|
|5||4||6/12||Saturday||Celtics Crossover Gaming||Hawks Talon GC||7:00 PM|
|6||5||6/17||Thursday||Hawks Talon GC||NetsGC||8:00 PM|
|7||5||6/19||Saturday||Hawks Talon GC||Heat Check Gaming||9:00 PM|
|8||6||6/26||Saturday||Magic Gaming||Hawks Talon GC||9:00 PM|
|7||7/4||JULY 4th BYE WEEK|
|9||7/12-17||TBD – THE TURN TOURNAMENT POWERED BY AT&T|
|9||10||7/21||Wednesday||Knicks Gaming||Hawks Talon GC||7:00 PM|
|10||10||7/22||Thursday||Hawks Talon GC||T-Wolves Gaming||7:20 P.M.|
|11||11||7/30||Friday||Hornets Venom GT||Hawks Talon GC||9:00 P.M.|
|12||11||7/31||Saturday||Kings Guard Gaming||Hawks Talon GC||7:00 P.M.|
|13||13||8/13||Friday||Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai||Hawks Talon GC||9:00 P.M.|
|14||13||8/14||Saturday||Hawks Talon GC||Pistons GT||9:00 P.M.|
Each NBA 2K League team will begin the 2021 season playing remotely from its local market. Games will be simulcast live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels, and will be available on Dash Radio, ESRevolution, Loco in India and Sport1 in Europe.