BetMGM Free to Play Bracket Game: NBA 2K Players Tournament


BetMGM is hosting a free to play bracket tournament on BetMGM NJ to coincide with The NBA Player’s 2K Tournament starting on Friday. Prizing is $20,000 for a perfect bracket, to be split in cash amongst all winners. BetMGM will also be matching the $20K bracket win with a $20K donation to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.
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Update: Meet Our NBA 2K Players Tournament Winner!

Massive congratulations to Michael Catala who won the 20K prize in our free-to-play NBA bracket promotion. Michael was the only person who successfully  filled out a perfect, 16 player, single-elimination bracket for BetMGM’s NBA 2K Players Tournament, making his victory extra special! Michael has been actively working as a nurse during the COVID-19 period, and the deserving winner had this to say about his victory:

“I watched every game live, sometimes on my phone, throughout the entire tournament. I had a really good feeling about my bracket the whole time, until the finals came and there were 2 people in front of me. I thought for sure at least one of them also had Booker…”

No one else did, making Michael the winner, and when asked if Booker was one of his favorite players, Michael stated, “Certainly love the Phoenix Suns now and Booker, of course, that’s for sure. Honestly, I’m still in shock! Thank you to all of BetMGM for the generous promotion.”

We’re glad to see the prize money go to a nurse on the front lines! We’ve matched Michael’s $20K winning with a $20K charitable donation to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.

You could be next! All you need to do is keep an eye on our site for more exciting promotions.

Tournament Summary:

16 player, single-elimination bracket tournament, player vs. player using NBA teams in NBA 2K20.
Confirmed players: Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell, Trae Young, Hassan Whiteside, Demarcus Cousins, Patrick Beverly, Zach LaVine, Derrick Jones Jr, Devin Booker, Rui Hachimura, Montrezl Harrell, Domantas Sabonis, DeAndre Ayton, Harrison Barnes, Michael Porter Jr.


  • (1) Kevin Durant vs. (16) Derrick Jones
  • (8) Montrezl Harrell vs. (9) Domantas Sabonis
  • (4) Donovan Mitchell vs. (13) Rui Hachimura
  • (5) Devin Booker vs. (12) Michael Porter Jr.
  • (3) Hassan Whiteside vs. (14) Patrick Beverly
  • (6) Andre Drummond vs. (11) DeMarcus Cousins
  • (2) Trae Young vs. (15) Harrison Barnes
  • (7) Zach LaVine vs. (10) DeAndre Ayton

Tournament Schedule:

  • April 3, 2020: 1st Round players 1-8
  • April 5, 2020: 1st Round players 9-16
  • April 7, 2020: All Quarterfinals
  • April 11, 2020: Semifinal and Finals (Best of 3)