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Grizz Gaming Gazette: Grizz Gaming’s moment has arrived

Will they answer the call?
By Brendan Smart - June 15, 2023, 7:30 am - 0 comments

Tonight, Memphis Grizzlies NBA 2K League E-Sports franchise Grizz Gaming takes center stage at the Tip-Off Powered by AT&T for a chance to win $250,000. An opportunity that this franchise hasn’t had in six seasons.

Not only $250,000, but a chance to win their first Banner in season tournament, along with postseason eligibility. Since the inaugural season in 2018, there have been a lot of talent that have walked in and out of the doors of the Grizz Gaming facility. The Beale Street Bears are looking to make history, but in reality, make some money.

Sitting in the lower half of the 2K League in money won since the inaugural season, Grizz Gaming is looking to turn some heads against a Warriors Gaming Squad that went undefeated in group play (6-0). Memphis returns to Washington D.C. for “Stage Play” which is in person matchups, which means trashing talking your opponent and looking your opponent eye to eye.

Grizz Gaming made it to D.C. for 3v3 action weeks ago, but this is 5v5 action, with a roster that is way different. Way different from a layout standpoint, but also, more guys that have experienced stage play before.

Stage Play Returns for Grizz Gaming

Specifically, Memphis’ lockdown wing Spartxn. Spartxn has spent the last two and a half seasons with Grizz Gaming, and has helped give us insight into tonight’s matchup for Warriors Gaming, and also just how far this franchise has grown over the last three seasons.

A lot of things have changed since 3v3.. Dimez is here now playing Center, and I’m at Small Forward (lockdown)… We are in a really good place where everyone understands their roles.

Grizz Gaming Small Forward Spartxn

Playing in front of your peers, and looking at your opponent in the eye is something that no one can explain outside of a Professional 2K League Player. Spartxn explained what it means to return to stage play tonight.

I’m excited to be on that stage with my guys again, four guys have been on that stage, and I’m excited to see CP (LikeCP) get on the stage.. Just keeping him (CP) grounded, make sure he’s comfortable, and let him know he isn’t alone on that stage…

Grizz Gaming Small Forward Spartxn

At the end of the day, there is a huge game tonight against a Warriors Gaming Squad that is a defensive night mare, and can get buckets on the other end as well. Not to mention there roster which is full of big names in the league.

There are a lot of great players over there (with Warriors Gaming). A lot of players that have a great resume in this league, but at the end of the day, it’s about hoopin’. It’s going to come down to who is more prepared, who shows up, who’s going to hit that shot, and that’s what we (Grizz Gaming) is focused on.

Grizz Gaming Small Forward Spartxn

Grizz Gaming tips off bracket play of the TIPOFF Tournament at 5:00 P.M. on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube Channels.


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