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NBA 2K20 Players Only Tournament results leaked, wreaks havoc on betting

I bet that was upsetting

There's not much in the way of traditional sports going on right now, and a lot of networks are turning towards eSports to fill the void. 2K swooped in on the chance to provide some content, putting together the NBA 2K20 Players Only tournament. This tournament features real-life NBA players going head-to-head in the game, and the first round just aired a couple days ago.

The problem is that the tournament is pre-taped, so there are people who know the final results already. Apparently those people have been leaking details, as word has got out to select few about who comes out victorious in some brackets. This ended up causing a big sway in online betting. Again, as traditional sports are on break right now, those who would bet on those games are now betting on the virtual tournaments instead.

To learn more about how the leak caused quite a stir for betting agencies, check out the full press release below.

Sometimes they say, "Vegas knows something," yet this go round, the bookies were left in the dark.

The NBA 2K Players Only Tournament over the weekend caused a headache for sportsbooks because it was pre-taped, and information was ultimately leaked.

"We initially made Durant the favorite to win the tournament, but he was taking very little action over the course of the first 24 hours," Robert Cooper, Odds Manager at SportsBetting.ag, said. "When we posted the first-round matchup lines and the bets were completely one-sided toward Jones Jr., it became obvious that someone knew the outcome of the game."

SportsBetting.ag reports that in total it lost a sum in the low five figures on the tournament's opening round. Regardless, the online book has posted updated odds ahead of the quarterfinals starting Tuesday night. It remains to be seen whether or not head-to-head spreads will be offered again.

Patrick Beverley, who started as a longshot with 20-1 or +2000 odds last week, is now the favorite. Devin Booker is second while Derrick Jones Jr., also an opening longshot, is third on the board.

Here are the current odds that are likely to fluctuate again: https://www.sportsbetting.ag/sportsbook/futures-and-props/nba2k-players-only-futures

NBA 2K Players Only Tournament
Pat Beverley +200
Devin Booker +275
Derrick Jones Jr. +450
Deandre Ayton +650
Trae Young +650
Montrezl Harrell +1400
Rui Hachimura +1400
Andre Drummond +1800

All titles in BioShock: The Collection and Borderlands Legendary Collection can be purchased individually from the Switch eShop

Collect the ones you want

Is there one particular game you'd like to get from either BioShock: The Collection or Borderlands Legendary Collection? Turns out you don't have to buy the collections just to get the game you want. As long as you go the eShop route, you can pick and choose whatever games you want.

The Switch eShop has individual listings for all titles included in both the BioShock: The Collection and Borderlands Legendary Collection. Unfortunately, we don't have pricing on the individual games right now. Visiting the respective eShop pages for each games gives you a "redeem download code" link, but no pricing info. I'd imagine each game will end up being priced somewhere around $15 to $20, but that's just a guess based on the $50 price for the retail collections.

NBA 2K20 "Players Tournament" charity event announced, which will feature 16 NBA players, and will air on ESPN

All for a good cause

16 NBA players will compete head to head in a tournament where seeds are based on their 2K Ratings. Every player can choose 8 teams to play with during the tournament, but they can only use each team once. Rounds one and two will be single elimination, with the semifinals and finals running best of three.

The winner will be crowned the ultimate NBA 2K20 champion and select a charity beneficiary to receive a $100,000 donation from 2K, the NBA and the NBPA in support of ongoing coronavirus relief efforts.

Every tournament game will debut on either ESPN or ESPN2, while also streaming on the ESPN App\

1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (96)
2. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (90)
3. Hassan Whiteside, Portland Trail Blazers (87)
4. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (87)
5. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (86)
6. Andre Drummond, Cleveland Cavaliers (85)
7. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (85)
8. Montrezl Harrell, LA Clippers (85)
9. Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (85)
10. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (85)
11. DeMarcus Cousins (81)
12. Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets (81)
13. Rui Hachimura, Washington Wizards (79)
14. Patrick Beverley, LA Clippers (78)
15. Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings (78)
16. Derrick Jones Jr., Miami Heat (78)

ROUND 1

Friday, April 3: ESPN

• 7-7:30 p.m. ET: NBA 2K Players Tournament Preview Show
• 7:30-8:30 p.m. ET: Derrick Jones Jr. (16) vs. Kevin Durant (1)

Friday, April 3: ESPN2, 8:30-11:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, April 5: ESPN2, 12-4 p.m. ET

Quarterfinals

Tuesday, April 7: ESPN2, 7-11 p.m. ET

Semifinals & Finals

Saturday, April 11: ESPN, Timing to be announced.

Borderlands Legendary Collection to run 1080p/30fps on Switch, art assets have not been downgraded, motion controls included

Sounds like a serious package

2K and Gearbox are working with Ture Me Up Games and FrecturedByte to bring the Borderlands Legendary Collection to Switch. Turn Me Up Games has shared some tech specs about the ports, and it seems to be all good news.

According to the devs, the collection is going to run 1080p, and every title is going to be 30 FPS. Even better, the team specifically announced that the art assets have not been downgraded in the porting process. Finally, as the icing on the cake, the Borderlands Legendary Collection will include motion controls specifically built for this release.

Gearbox’s iconic, comedic, Looter-Shooters are back and gorgeous as ever on Nintendo Switch! We worked tireless with 2K and Gearbox to bring these ravenously requested classics to Switch in full 1080p, at 30 FPS and with no downgrading of art assets. On top of that, we included all the trimmings of the GOTY releases — and newly developed motion controls specifically built for this incredible collection.

Check out the Japanese cover art for Borderlands Legendary Collection and BioShock: The Collection

Shocking covers

2K has revealed the Japanese covers for both Borderlands Legendary Collection and BioShock: The Collection. The titles will see digital and retail release on May 29th, 2020, just like in North America and Europe. As for the XCOM 2 Collection, it appears that will be digital-only in Japan.

Take-Two wins NBA 2K lawsuit involving LeBron James' tattoos

A four year battle ends

Back in 2016, Solid Oak Sketches claimed to own copyrights to tattoo designs featured on the bodies of NBA stars LeBron James, Kenyon Martin and Eric Bledsoe, who all appear in the NBA 2K series. Solid Oak Sketches claimed Take-Two Interactive use unauthorized reproductions of those tattoo designs in their games.

In a legal battle that took four years, Take-Two has just now come out on top. While the lawsuit took a long time, the end result is a decisive victory for Take-Two, which could very well dictate how similar lawsuits go when it comes to digital representations of tattoos. It'll be interesting to see what happens to other pending lawsuits in this area as we move forward.

Check out trailers for BioShock: The Collection, XCOM 2 Collection, and Borderlands Legendary Collection

Today's Nintendo Direct mini gave us a taste of BioShock: The Collection, XCOM 2 Collection, and Borderlands Legendary Collection on Switch, but 2K has actually released separate trailers for all three collections. Check them out in this post!


2K clarifies what is/isn't on the game cards for BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition, XCOM 2 Collection, and Borderlands Legendary Collection

A bit of a mixed bag

2K revealed BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition, XCOM 2 Collection, and Borderlands Legendary Collection for Switch today, and they're seeing retail releases. There will indeed be game cards, but each one is going to require some sort of download. Check out full details on what will need to be downloaded below.

The physical game contains an 16GB cartridge including the opening acts of BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition. Later game contents and add-ons will need to be downloaded.

The XCOM 2 Collection physical game contains an 8GB cartridge that features two base game missions. A download is required for the rest of the Total download size will not exceed 24GB.

The physical game contains an 8GB cartridge that features Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, with a 6.6GB download required. For Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel a 35GB download is required

2K bringing XCOM 2 Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection, and Bioshock Infinite: The Complete Edition to Switch on May 29th, 2020

The rumors were true!

Confirmed in today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast, 2K announced that BioShock®: The Collection, XCOM® 2 Collection and the Borderlands® Legendary Collection are coming to Nintendo Switch™ on May 29, 2020.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing some of our biggest franchises to the Nintendo Switch platform,” said Melissa Bell, Senior Vice President & Head of Global Marketing at 2K. “These are some of our most successful games and franchises that have captivated millions of fans around the world, and now bringing them to Nintendo Switch means we add an element of mobility to these experiences while getting them in the hands of even more gamers.”

Each collection will include a combination of base games and downloadable expansions. For full details on each, see below:

BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTION – Available to pre-order for $49.99 USD

Experience the unforgettable worlds and monumental stories of the award-winning BioShock series with BioShock: The Collection. Journey to the beautiful, ominous cities of Rapture and Columbia across BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite, including all single-player DLC, on the Nintendo Switch. BioShock: The Collection on Nintendo Switch contains:

BioShock® Remastered: Winner of the BAFTA Gaming Awards’ Best Game in 2007, players can now experience the critically acclaimed and remastered BioShock experience on Nintendo Switch. Explore the undersea city of Rapture, a haven for society’s greatest minds that has devolved into a dystopian nightmare wrought by one man’s hubris. Add-on content from BioShock Remastered is also included, featuring the ‘Museum of Orphaned Concepts,’ a guided in-game gallery of discarded or reworked development concepts from the making of BioShock, ‘Challenge Rooms,’ a series of areas that test the player’s puzzle-solving and combat abilities, and Director’s Commentary tied to collectibles that unlock 10 episodes of ‘Imagining BioShock’ featuring original series creators Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson;

BioShock® 2 Remastered: Eight years have passed since the events of the first BioShock, and Rapture’s denizens have rallied into a collectivist cult. See the undersea city of Rapture through the eyes of a fearsome guardian known as a Big Daddy, racing against the clock to find a missing girl hidden somewhere in the treacherous ruins. Add-on content from BioShock 2 Remastered is included, featuring the add-on campaign ‘Minerva’s Den’ and the combat-centric gauntlets of ‘The Protector Trials’;

BioShock® Infinite: The Complete Edition: In the third installment of the BioShock series, players will travel to the flying city of Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl with the power to tear at the fabric of reality – a power her captor thinks will fulfil his warped vision of the American dream. Add-on content from BioShock Infinite is included, featuring the two-part add-on campaign BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea, featuring Rapture just before its calamitous downfall, ‘Clash in the Clouds’ combat challenges, and the ‘Columbia’s Finest Pack’ and ‘Early Bird Special Pack’ that give you an edge with bonus gear and weaponry;

The physical game contains an 16GB cartridge including the opening acts of BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition. Later game contents and add-ons will need to be downloaded.

XCOM 2 COLLECTION – Available to pre-order for $49.99 USD

Ignite a global resistance to eliminate the alien threat and save the human race from extinction with the XCOM 2 Collection on Nintendo Switch, which contains:

XCOM® 2: Voted ‘Best Strategy Game of 2016’ by PC Gamer and IGN, XCOM 2 is a turn-based strategy game sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown. In XCOM 2, Aliens rule Earth, promising a brilliant future for mankind while secretly hiding a sinister agenda. As the leader of a guerrilla force facing impossible odds, players must ignite a global resistance to eliminate the alien threat and save the human race from extinction;

Four DLC packs: All four DLC packs from XCOM 2 are included in the XCOM 2 Collection on Nintendo Switch, including the Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters and Shen’s Last Gift;

XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen: This game-changing expansion makes significant changes and additions to the XCOM 2 campaign. Fight alongside new resistance factions and hero characters as you attempt to eliminate the alien threat on Earth and stop new enemies, known as the Chosen, from recapturing the Commander;

The physical game contains an 8GB cartridge that features two base game missions. A download is required for the rest of the Total download size will not exceed 24GB.

BORDERLANDS LEGENDARY COLLECTION – Available to pre-order for $49.99 USD

Get three times the mayhem, three times the loot and three times the action with the Borderlands Legendary Collection on the Nintendo Switch, which contains:

Borderlands®: Game of the Year Edition: The co-op shooter-looter that started it all, crammed with content and enhancements. Equip bazillions of guns as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, each with unique RPG skills. Take on the lawless desolate planet Pandora in pursuit of powerful alien technology: The Vault;

Borderlands® 2: Play as one of six Vault Hunters attempting to liberate Pandora from evil mastermind and corporate CEO Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in a relentless quest for revenge and redemption;

Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequel: Play as six all-new character classes while carving a path of destructive mayhem across Pandora’s never-before-seen low-gravity moonscapes with all new moves, weapons, and vehicles! Fight alongside future megalomaniacal tyrant Handsome Jack, while preventing the destruction of Pandora and its moon;

Play all three games on the go with friends: Each features local two-player split-screen co-op play and support for up to four players online;

The physical game contains an 8GB cartridge that features Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, with a 6.6GB download required. For Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel a 35GB download is required

The Phoenix Suns will continue to play out their season via NBA 2K20

I may not know anything about sports, but I know I like this idea. The NBA's current season has been suspended due to coronavirus concerns, but the Phoenix Suns isn't going to let that stop them from having some fun. The Suns will be hitting the virtual courts to keep their season going, and they'll be playing out games that appear on their real-life schedule. First up is a game against the Dallas Mavericks, which will take place at some point today.

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