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LPL3 NBA 2K17 tournament kicks off in NZ this Sunday

LPL3 NBA 2K17 tournament kicks off in NZ this Sunday

After 250 players began the LPL3 NBA 2K17 in association with Logitech G competition, the final 16 competitors have been found and the playoffs will begin this weekend.

Players from Dunedin to Auckland registered in the tournament, all keen on a share of the $10,000 prize pool.

The Elite 8 in the PS4 bracket will now meet to decide who will advance to the Final 4 with the action beginning at 3pm on Sunday.

Every player will be looking to advance towards the televised Grand Final that will be staged live at SKYCITY Theatre on Wednesday, July 26.

The national champion will pocket $4000 and a $1000 sponsors package.

LPL Director Duane Mutu says the response to the tournament has been great.

“We have seen an amazing level of interest in this competition and we have been thrilled with the amount of engagement we have enjoyed on social media,” Mutu says.

“There’s a huge eSports boom in New Zealand and it’s great to see how many people are involved.”

This competition is the first time LPL has promoted a sports-based title, which makes this event unique.

“We had strong participation in our previous events such as Call of Duty but we felt it was time to dip our toes into the sports pond and the results have been pleasing,” Mutu says.

“NBA 2K is one of the world’s most popular sports titles so we knew this would be a big hit in New Zealand.”
The NBA, in conjunction with Take-Two Interactive, recently launched the NBA 2K League in North America, which points to the popularity of game around the world.

Fans can follow the action on Facebook, Twitch and Twitter via the website on Sunday.
Next weekend the action will switch to the Xbox One bracket.
PS4 Elite 8: Sunday July 2, NZT 3pm | AEST 1pm

Jack "Jaacko" Stevenson, Auckland
Sharaz "Tyceno" Aslam, Auckland
Brent "Brentton_42" Harrison, Auckland
Paul "Zirinic_" Cooper, Auckland
Frederick "Penaredonda" Penaredonda, Hamilton
Te Awanui "Minnislug"Waaka, Dunedin
Max "McGil" McGilvary, Wellington
Troy "Pencil" McClure, Wellington
LPL3 NBA2K17 Event Schedule
PS4 Elite 8, Sunday, 2 July, 3-7PM
Xbox Elite 8, Sunday, 9 July, 3-7PM
PS4 Final 4, Sunday, July 16, 3-7PM
Xbox Final 4, Sunday, July 16, 3-7PM
PS4 Final, Sunday, July 23, 3-7PM
Xbox Final, Sunday, July 23, 3-7PM
Grand Finals, July 26th, 7:30PM
How to Watch
Play offs will be streamed free on:
Facebook: Letsplaylpl
Twitter: @letsplay_live
Grand Final live on SKY Sport
Wednesday, July 26
Level 3, SKYCITY Auckland
Cnr of Wellesley and Hobson Streets
Auckland, New Zealand

SKY Sport


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