Sorare Announces NBA In-Season Tournament With $100K Cash Rewards
The Sorare NBA In-Season Tournament takes place during the Group Play stage, from November 3rd to November 28th, featuring 3 new competitions, $100k in total cash prizes, and more.
What Is the Sorare NBA In-Season Tournament?
This Sorare NBA tournament represents a long-format competition that runs during the Group Play stage, from November 3rd to November 28th. According to the announcement, it is one of the only fantasy competitions based on the NBA’s new tournament.
The Game Week schedule includes GW 4 and GWs 6 – 11. This means that during November 3rd to the 28th, managers will compete across 3 new competitions: Beginner, Advanced, and Expert.
In the Beginner competition, it’s cap 140 + MVP, with only Common Cards allowed, while Advanced is also cap 140 + MVP and allows a combination of Rare and/or Limited Cards, with 3 having to be 2023-24 cards. To play in the Expert combination, the eligibility criteria states a cap 140 + MVP, and a mixture of Super Rare and/or Unique Cards, with 2 needing to be 2023-24 cards.
The official post reveals that games will be played on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the tournament featuring one day of games per Game Week, except for GW 5, when no tournament games will be played.
At the end of the tournament, your top five scores from the competition’s 7 GWs will be taken into account and scored cumulatively in order to give you your final rank on the leaderboard.
What Are the Rewards?
At the end of the Group Stage (GW 11), eligible managers will receive prizes depending on their cumulative score that is determined based on their top 5 scores. For the Beginner competition, managers compete to gain exclusive early access to the closed beta version of NBA Rivals. The Advanced competition features $60k in total cash prizes alongside signed Sorare player ambassador merch from Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson, Paolo Banchero, and Donovan Mitchell. Last but not least, the Expert competition features $40k in total cash prizes as well as signed merch from the previously-mentioned players. The announcement clarifies that there will be no player cards awarded for this tournament.
There will be additional prizes for the Knockout Round stage competition, for which Sorare intends to reveal details about soon.