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Glitchy upset Raptors in NBA 2K League’s 3v3 Slam Open

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Community team Glitchy pulled out a 3-2 win over Raptors Uprising GC on Thursday to advance to the upper-bracket quarterfinals in the NBA 2K League’s 3v3 Slam Open.

Glitchy, seeded 31st in the 32-team, $150,000 event, got past No. 18 Raptors Uprising GC to earn a quarterfinal matchup against NetsGC. The 10th-seeded Nets cruised to a 3-0 win over No. 7 Wizards District Gaming.

In other Thursday action, No. 16 Pistons GT stunned No. 1 Bucks Gaming 3-0, No. 8 Jazz Gaming defeated No. 9 76ers GC 3-1, No. 13 Hawks Talon GC downed No. 29 Handlez 3-1, No. 5 Cavs Legion GC swept No. 12 Grizz Gaming 3-0, No. 3 Knicks Gaming beat No. 19 Pacers Gaming 3-1 and No. 11 T-Wolves Gaming routed No. 27 Gamers First Longhorns 3-0.

The playoffs began in a best-of-five, double-elimination format, with the opening rounds played remotely through Friday. The final 12 teams will then face off in-person from Wednesday through April 1 in Washington. Those matches will be best-of-five but single elimination.

All 25 professional teams advanced to the playoffs, with group-play records determining seeding. The top seven teams from the community competition filled out the final seven seeds.

Eight lower-bracket matches are scheduled for Friday:
–No. 6 NBL Oz Gaming vs. No. 1 Bucks Gaming
–No. 30 Dot Squad vs. No. 9 76ers GC
–No. 29 Handlez vs. No. 26 Glo Navy Glosquitos
–No. 15 Lakers Gaming vs. No. 12 Grizz Gaming
–No. 21 Hornets Venom GT vs. No. 18 Raptors Uprising GC
–No. 7 Wizards District Gaming vs. No. 4 Warriors Gaming Squad
–No. 24 Magic Gaming vs. No. 19 Pacers Gaming
–No. 27 Gamers First Longhorns vs. No. 17 Celtics Crossover Gaming

NBA 2K League’s 3v3 Slam Open prize pool
1. $60,000
2. $30,000
3. $17,000
4. $13,000
5-6. $10,000 each
7-8. $5,000 each

–Field Level Media

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