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Tournament Rules

  • All games will be played on PS5 Next-Gen NBA 2K21
  • 5 minutes quarters.
  • Hall of Fame Simulation
  • Current NBA Teams only. No All Star teams and no All Time teams.
  • Tournament seeding will be random
  • Best of 1 until finals, Finals best of 3
  • Home/Away is shown on the tournament bracket. If you are the top team on the tournament bracket you must be the home team. If you are the bottom team on the tournament bracket you must be the away team.
  • If your pause timer runs out you lose.
  • Tournament schedule and brackets will be released 24 hours prior to the event
  • Competitors are required to check in a minimum of 15 minutes prior to their games or they will be subject to a forfeit
  • If you are competing please remain in the designated play now area until it is over, we will not be searching for anyone if you are not available at your tip off time that is a forfeit
  • Ticket purchase required
  • This event will be either before or after World Championship games
  • This event is for ticket holders only, players registered for teams in the World Championship are not eligible to compete

Venue and Lodging

  • All participants in the tournament are responsible for their own travel and lodging accommodations.
  • The event will be held at Esports Stadium Arlington, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
    • All participants must be aware of the following:
    • All participants will be searched and/or scanned
    • All personal bags will be inspected to ensure guest safety
    • No weapons or contraband
    • No outside food or drinks
  • UPA has reserved block room rates at Sheraton Arlington Hotel
    • 1500 Convention Center Dr, Arlington, TX 76011
    • (817) 261-820.
  • Participants under 18 on July 2, 2021 will be required to receive parental/guardian consent prior to competing in the UPA World Championship. The participant must be accompanied by someone over the age of 18 as named by the legal guardian. The parental/guardian consent form can be found here. This must be submitted to by June 26, 2021.

Prize Structure

  • Total prize $2500
  • 1st place $1250
  • 2nd place $750
  • 3rd and 4th place $250 each