Here we go: Raptors Uprising GC in high spirits ahead of THE TIPOFF tournament

TORONTO, Canada – And so it begins.

For the first time since August 2021, a rejuvenated Raptors Uprising is back in action with their sights set on starting the season on a high.

Having drafted a top-10 pick for the first time in history, Raptors Uprising will enter THE TIPOFF tournament with the hopes of doing some serious damage in 2022.

Last season, Toronto bowed out of the tournament in the group stage, much to the dismay of the squad after a historic run in 2020. Vengeance is firmly on the team’s mind, especially since they start things off against Grizz Gaming, a team they lost to twice in last year’s season opening tournament.

Along with Grizz Gaming, Raptors Uprising will also take on Magic Gaming, Hornets Venom GT, NetsGC, and Knicks Gaming in group play. Below is the team’s full schedule of games for THE TIPOFF Tournament:

Game Date Home Away Time (ET)
Tuesday, April 5 – Saturday, April 23 THE TIPOFF TOURNAMENT
1 Tuesday, April 5 Raptors Uprising GC Grizz Gaming 10 pm
2 Wednesday, April 6 Magic Gaming Raptors Uprising GC 10 pm
3 Friday, April 8 Raptors Uprising GC Hornets Venom GT 8 pm
4 Tuesday, April 12 Nets GC Raptors Uprising GC 7 pm
5 Wednesday, April 13 Raptors Uprising GC Knicks Gaming 7 pm
Wednesday, April 20 – Saturday, April 23 THE TIPOFF TOURNAMENT BRACKET PLAY (to be played at the NBA 2K League Studio, Indianapolis)


All games will be available to stream live on both the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

A new season calls for some new additions to the team, and Raptors Uprising have added FantaSZN (7th overall) and Big Saint (23rd overall) to their ranks to play alongside returning veterans Dimez, Kenny Got Work, and Type.

After getting drafted, FantaSZN took to Twitter to express how much getting picked meant to him, especially after not making the league last year.

“I cannot begin to express what I felt when I heard my name get called after everything. I saw all of y’all going hard for me in the chat and on Twitter. That means so much to me y’all have no idea.”

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment’s new esports manager Kevin Truong was also ecstatic with the team’s 7th overall pick.

“He is one of the best players on the sticks in terms of his dribble ability. He’s known as a dribble God,” said Truong. “He is the sharpest point guard in terms of technical skill.”

As the newest recruits continue to settle into life in Toronto, the vets are coming into this season hungrier than ever. Kenny Got Work will undoubtedly look to channel some of that 2020 MVP energy, while Dimez and Type have all eyes on putting big numbers on the board, just as they did in 2021.

A new year is upon us, and it’s time for the North to rise once again.