WNBA trio prevails in NBA 2K Three For All opener


Posted at Apr 01 2020 02:22 PM

Watch Us Work, a team consisting of three WNBA players, won a first-round match Tuesday in the NBA 2K Three For All Showdown.

Atlanta Dream guard Alexis Jones, Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray and Washington Mystics forward Aerial Powers teamed up for a victory over Dime in the event's Xbox division. 

Next up for Watch Us Work is a game against 2Raw, who won a play-in game against Hornets Venom GT before defeating the Texas Legends.

The $25,000 online event features teams of players from NBA 2K League squads, the winners of a public qualifying tournament contested Friday through Sunday, plus selected WNBA players, NBA G League players and sports and media celebrities.

The event is divided into brackets for play on Xbox and PS4, with numerous NBA 2K League teams competing in both formats by splitting their squads. 

The 36-team Xbox bracket features 20 NBA 2K League teams, and the 42-team PS4 bracket includes 19 NBA 2K League teams.

The prize pool has $15,000 available for the non-NBA 2K League teams, with the two non-NBA 2K League teams advancing the furthest in each bracket cashing in for $5,000 and $2,500.

Raining Threes, featuring Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray and NBA G League players Haywood Highsmith and Michael Bryson, will open Xbox play Wednesday against 76ers GC.

Sugar Icy Ballas, with Las Vegas Aces guard Sugar Rodgers and Women in Gaming representatives Ayleesha "ABallaGirl" Harvey and Brianna "icygirl" Novin, will oppose the Wisconsin Herd on Wednesday in PS4 play.

The Cruz Sky Clips, consisting of Dream forward/guard Shekinna Stricklen plus G League players Isaiah Reese and James Palmer, will start their PS4 competition Wednesday vs. Pacers Gaming.

In other Tuesday results, Hawks Talon GC defeated Team Savage, with Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice; Above All got past BFAM, featuring former NBA dunk champion Nate Robinson; and Kings Guard Gaming topped Midwest Cashmob, whose team included former NFL running back Orleans Darkwa.
Games will be streamed at twitch.tv/nba2kleague.

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