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Raptors Uprising claim 2nd straight NBA 2K League Tournament title

Raptors Uprising GC dispatched Wizards District Gaming on Saturday to win The Turn — a $260,000 US esports tournament. Toronto won Game 1 of the best-of-three final 56-51, then eked out Game 2 against Wizards DG 54-51.

Star point guard Kenneth Hailey wins 2nd straight tournament MVP award

No team had ever won the first two tournaments in a season until Raptors Uprising GC dispatched Wizards District Gaming on Saturday to win The Turn — a $260,000 US esports tournament. (Twitter/@RaptorsGC)

Raptors Uprising GC dispatched Wizards District Gaming on Saturday to win The Turn — a $260,000 US esports tournament.

Toronto won Game 1 of the best-of-three final 56-51, then eked out Game 2 against Wizards DG 54-51.

Toronto star point guard Kenneth (Kenny Got Work) Hailey, who scored 52 combined points in the final, was named tournament MVP. He averaged 28.8 points and 8.6 assists through nine tournament games.

First place at The Turn is worth $117,000 with $52,000 for the runner-up and $22,100 each for the third-and fourth-place finishers. The fifth through eighth teams earn $11,700 apiece.

Earlier in the day the Raptors needed all three games to get past Kings Guard Gaming in the semifinals.

Toronto took the decisive third game 63-56 after Kings GG dismantled the Raptors 73-58 to make it 1-1. Toronto won the opener 72-60.

The Raptors entered the semifinals with an average margin of victory in league play at 19.7 points.

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Undefeated Raptors Uprising esports team wins NBA 2K League Tipoff Tournament

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8 months ago
2:40
Raptors Uprising GC, the class of the NBA 2K League this season, did not disappoint as the esports circuit switched to tournament play this week. They swept Kings Guard Gaming on Friday night to win the $160,000 US Tipoff tournament. 2:40

The league-leading Raptors swept Kings Guard Gaming to win the $160,000 Tipoff tournament last month, claiming the $70,000 first prize.

No team had ever won the first two tournaments in a season.

The Turn tournament had an added wrinkle in that via an "Archetype Ban," with specific player archetypes banned in each three-game series.

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