• Kevin Durant is the highest-seeded player at the tournament (@NBA2K (Twitter))Source: @NBA2K (Twitter)
With the 2019-20 NBA season on SBS currently suspended due to the coronavirus, an exciting Esports offering is set to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
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SBS Sport

5 Apr 2020 - 6:53 PM  UPDATED 14 Apr 2020 - 12:28 PM

The NBA, 2K and Players Association have arranged a special players tournament which will launch Sunday April 5 on the SBS Sport website and via SBS On Demand.

The tournament features 16 NBA players going head-to-head in a one-and-done 2K video game match-up, with the semi-finals and Championship series taking place in a best-of-three format.

Kevin Durant, Trae Young, Donovan Mitchell and Devin Booker are just some of the stars set to pick up the Xbox One controller, all in the hope of being crowned NBA 2K20's ultimate champion.

Each player has selected eight NBA teams for the tournament and will be unable to use the same franchise twice.

The first round match-ups will be available below - and via SBS On Demand - from Sunday April 5.

Next up are the quarter-finals, semi-finals and the championship final match - which will all be available to watch below from Monday April 13.

Tournament Seeding

1. Kevin Durant, Nets 
2. Trae Young, Hawks
3. Hassan Whiteside, Trail Blazers 
4. Donovan Mitchell, Jazz 
5. Devin Booker, Suns 
6. Andre Drummond, Cavaliers 
7. Zach LaVine, Bulls 
8. Montrezl Harrell, Clippers 
9. Domantas Sabonis, Pacers 
10. Deandre Ayton, Suns 
11. DeMarcus Cousins 
12. Michael Porter Jr., Nuggets 
13. Rui Hachimura, Wizards 
14. Patrick Beverley, Clippers 
15. Harrison Barnes, Kings 
16. Derrick Jones Jr., Heat 

The winner of the NBA2K Players Tournament will receive a USD$100,000 charity donation to help aid coronavirus relief efforts.

The World Game, SBS Sport and SBS On Demand will also screen NBA2K Sundays with Thaibuat Courtois.

The show will involve Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois taking on fellow footballers in NBA2K, including Romelu Lukaku.

These episodes will be available on the SBS platforms from Monday April 6.

NBA 2K Players Tournament preview show 

Durant v Jones: NBA 2K Players Tournament - first round 

LaVine v Ayton: NBA 2K Players Tournament - first round 

Young v Barnes: NBA 2K Players Tournament - first round 

Beverley v Whiteside: NBA 2K Players Tournament - first round 

Booker v Porter: NBA 2K Players Tournament - first round 

Mitchell v Hachimura: NBA 2K Players Tournament - first round 

Harrell v Sabonis: NBA 2K Players Tournament - first round 

Cousins v Drummond: NBA 2K Players Tournament - first round 

Booker v Hachimura: NBA 2K Players Tournament - quarter-final

Harrell v Jones Jr: NBA 2K Players Tournament - quarter-final

Young v Ayton: NBA 2K Players Tournament - quarter-final

Beverley v Drummond: NBA 2K Players Tournament - quarter-final

Booker v Harrell: NBA 2K Players Tournament - semi-final game 1

Ayton v Beverley: NBA 2K Players Tournament - semi-final game 1

Booker v Harrell: NBA 2K Players Tournament - semi-final game 2

Ayton v Beverley: NBA 2K Players Tournament - semi-final game 2

Booker v Ayton: NBA 2K Players Tournament - championship final game 1

Booker v Ayton: NBA 2K Players Tournament - championship final game 2