The quarterfinals of the "NBA 2K" Players Tournament — a video game competition between NBA stars — will feature just one player older than 26.

Outside of undisputed trash talk champ Patrick Beverley, 31, the second stage of the tournament is filled with the league's next generation of top talent. Trae Young, DeAndre Ayton and Devin Booker are prime examples of players the NBA wants to showcase as much as possible.

ESPN2 will show all four quarterfinals matchups live on Thursday night, while ESPN will carry the semifinals on Saturday.

The level of play will hopefully improve now that 2K newbies have been eliminated. Most of the remaining competitors are well-versed on the sticks, with the likes of Ayton and Booker familiar with streaming their gaming online.

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'NBA 2K' Players Tournament bracket

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Here's a look at the full schedule for the players-only tournament:


The quarterfinals will take place on Thursday, April 8.

MatchupWinnerResultDevin Booker vs. Rui HachimuraDevin Booker71-55Montrezl Harrell vs. Derrick Jones Jr.Montrezl Harrell71-66Trae Young vs. Deandre AytonDeandre Ayton73-66Andre Drummond vs. Patrick BeverleyPatrick Beverley69-62


The semifinals will take place on Saturday, April 11.

MatchupStart timeTV channelMontrezl Harrell vs. Devin Booker8 p.m.ESPNDeandre Ayton vs. Patrick BeverleyTBDESPN

'NBA 2K' Players Tournament TV schedule

Here is the TV broadcast schedule for the entire "NBA 2K" Players Tournament. The tournament can be streamed through the ESPN app and ach of the NBA's social channel

s on Twitter (@NBA2K, @NBA), Twitch, YouTube and Facebook, but only after the live broadcast on ESPN is finished.

DateRoundTimeChannelApril 3Preview show7 p.m. ETESPNApril 3Jones vs. Durant7:30 p.m. ETESPNApril 3First round8:30 p.m. ETESPN2April 5First roundNoon-4 p.m. ETESPN2April 9Quarterfinals7-11 p.m. ETESPN2April 11Semifinals and finalsTBDESPN

Prize for winning Players Tournament

The NBA player that wins the "NBA 2K" bracket will claim $100,000 to donate to a coronavirus-related charity of his choice.