WASHINGTON D.C. – May 6, 2020 – NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW) and Monumental Sports Network will present the WNBA’s first televised video-game simulations with a weekly series featuring the reigning champion Washington Mystics using Take-Two Interactive’s NBA 2K20, beginning tonight, Wednesday, May 6, at 6 p.m ET.
The one-hour simulations will be highlighted by full-length commentary from current Mystics players, coaches, and other guests, hosted by Mystics play-by-play announcer Meghan McPeak. Tomorrow’s premiere episode will feature special guests Elena Delle Donne, the 2019 WNBA MVP, and forward Aerial Powers, who will deliver insight and analysis as the Mystics take on the Connecticut Sun, the team’s 2019 WNBA Finals opponent, in simulated action.
The simulations, which will be conducted via artificial intelligence (AI) gameplay, will debut each Wednesday through June 10 at 6 p.m. The programs will be televised on NBCSW, and available via its 24/7 authenticated streaming platforms, and streamed direct-to-consumer on Monumental Sports Network via its website, monumentalsportsnetwork.com, via any of its available apps on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox.
Additional guest commentators will be announced on an ongoing basis. The currently scheduled matchups are as follows:
Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun Wednesday, May 6
Mystics vs. Las Vegas Aces Wednesday, May 13
Mystics vs. LA Sparks Wednesday, May 20
Mystics vs. Seattle Storm Wednesday, May 27
Mystics vs. Chicago Sky Wednesday, June 3
Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx Wednesday, June 10