Raptors Uprising GC defeats Wizards DG to win second straight tournament


Raptors Uprising GC dispatched Wizards District Gaming on Saturday to win The Turn – a US $ 260,000 esports tournament.

Toronto won the first game of the best of three final 56-51, then eliminated the second game against Wizards DG 54-51.

Toronto star point guard Kenneth (Kenny Got Work) Hailey, who scored 52 combined points in the final, was named tournament MVP. He averaged 28.8 points and 8.6 assists in nine tournament games.

First place at The Turn is worth $ 117,000 with $ 52,000 for the finalist and $ 22,100 each for third and fourth places. Teams in fifth through eighth win $ 11,700 each.

Earlier today, the Raptors needed all three games to defeat Kings Guard Gaming in the semifinals.

Toronto won the deciding third game 63-56 after Kings GG dismantled the Raptors 73-58 to take it to 1-1. Toronto won the first game 72-60.

The Raptors entered the semifinals with an average league winning margin of 19.7 points.

The league-leading Raptors swept Kings Guard Gaming to win the $ 160,000 Tipoff tournament last month, taking home the top prize of $ 70,000.

No team had ever won the first two tournaments in a season.

The Turn tournament had an added wrinkle in this via an “archetype ban,” with specific player archetypes banned in each three-match series.


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