Knicks Gaming Wins “The Ticket” Tournament

By: Lucky Ngamwajasat

Cinderella stories can happen, even in eSports.

Ranked 15th heading into “The Ticket” tournament, Knicks Gaming defied the odds and beat three teams to win $75,000 and an automatic berth in the NBA 2K League playoffs.

Knicks Gaming came into the quarterfinals Saturday full of confidence after knocking off Raptors Uprising GC in the first round Friday.

Team consultant and head scout Jerry Ferrara was on hand to take in the festivities.

iamadamthe1st continued his hot shooting and, with IdrisDaGoat6 also contributing, paced Knicks Gaming to an early 10-point lead.

Knicks Gaming’s point guard continued his dead-eye shooting from deep in the second half.

The home side took a comfortable lead into the half and showed no signs of slowing down.

iamadamthe1st matched his career-high of 33 points early in the fourth quarter with this heat-check three-ball.

The Cinderella Story continued for Knicks Gaming, as it moved on to the semifinals to take on the Cavs.

After the game, iamadamthe1st spoke about his big-scoring exploits.

Heading into the semifinals, Knicks Gaming rolled into the arena looking to pull off another upset against Cavs Legion.

Knicks Gaming got off to the quick start with yet another iamadamthe1st 3-ball.

A huge second-quarter run got Knicks Gaming out ahead to a comfortable lead heading into halftime.

The home side continued to press their advantage in the semifinal, with YeyNotGaming nailing a shot from deep.

It would be IdrisDaGoat6 who would nail the dagger shot and send Knicks Gaming into the Final, as they held on for a 74-67 victory.

After the game, G O O F Y 7 5 7 spoke about Knicks Gaming’s huge opportunity in the Final.

It would be a matchup against CLTX Gaming for the right to lift the trophy. It was a tight back-and-forth contest, with IdrisDaGoat6 landing a body blow for deep.

Knicks Gaming found itself behind at the break, but stayed close thanks to the efforts of G O O F Y 7 5 7.

Fittingly, it would be iamadamthe1st who got Knicks Gaming on level terms in the fourth quarter.

In the end, the hometown team would find a way to get ahead against their rivals from Beantown.

To the victors go the spoils.

Deservingly, iamadamthe1st took home MVP honors for the tournament and spoke about the honor after the Final.

STATS OF THE TOURNAMENT: “The Ticket” tournament will be known as iamadamthe1st’s coming out party – 33 points in the 1st round, 33 points in the quarterfinal and a huge 21-point effort in the Final.

UP NEXT: Knicks Gaming goes back into tournament play Friday at 7 PM against Pistons GT. You can watch live action of the NBA 2K League on Twitch.

TUNE IN: Don’t miss the next episode of KNX Gaming: Inside the NBA 2K League Tuesday at 10 PM on MSG and MSG GO.

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