'NBA 2K' Players Tournament bracket: Full schedule, results, scores for ESPN's players-only tournament

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The quarterfinals of the "NBA 2K" Players Tournament — a video game competition between NBA stars — will feature just one player older than 26.

Outside of undisputed trash talk champ Patrick Beverley, 31, the second stage of the tournament is filled with the league's next generation of top talent. Trae Young, DeAndre Ayton and Devin Booker are prime examples of players the NBA wants to showcase as much as possible.

ESPN2 will show all four quarterfinals matchups live on Thursday night, while ESPN will carry the semifinals on Saturday.

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The level of play will hopefully improve now that 2K newbies have been eliminated. Most of the remaining competitors are well-versed on the sticks, with the likes of Ayton and Booker familiar with streaming their gaming online.

MORE: Takeaways from first weekend of Players Tournament

'NBA 2K' Players Tournament bracket

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Here's a look at the full schedule for the players-only tournament:

Quarterfinals

The quarterfinals will take place on Thursday, April 8.

Matchup

Winner

Result

Devin Booker vs. Rui Hachimura

Devin Booker

71-55

Montrezl Harrell vs. Derrick Jones Jr.

Montrezl Harrell

71-66

Trae Young vs. Deandre Ayton

Deandre Ayton

73-66

Andre Drummond vs. Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverley

69-62

Semifinals

The semifinals will take place on Saturday, April 11.

Matchup

Start time

TV channel

Montrezl Harrell vs. Devin Booker

8 p.m.

ESPN

Deandre Ayton vs. Patrick Beverley

TBD

ESPN

'NBA 2K' Players Tournament TV schedule

Here is the TV broadcast schedule for the entire "NBA 2K" Players Tournament. The tournament can be streamed through the ESPN app and ach of the NBA's social channels on Twitter (@NBA2K, @NBA), Twitch, YouTube and Facebook, but only after the live broadcast on ESPN is finished.

Date

Round

Time

Channel

April 3

Preview show

7 p.m. ET

ESPN

April 3

Jones vs. Durant

7:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

April 3

First round

8:30 p.m. ET

ESPN2

April 5

First round

Noon-4 p.m. ET

ESPN2

April 9

Quarterfinals

7-11 p.m. ET

ESPN2

April 11

Semifinals and finals

TBD

ESPN

Prize for winning Players Tournament

The NBA player that wins the "NBA 2K" bracket will claim $100,000 to donate to a coronavirus-related charity of his choice.

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