Ben Simmons and team got swept in SLAM’s second Call of Duty tourney

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons had a rough Saturday night on the sticks with his squad in SLAM’s latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tourney.

After showing why he’s one of the NBA’s best Call of Duty gamers in the first tourney, Simmons did not have as dominant a showing this time around.

He played alongside Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell and Sierra Canyon freshman Bronny James, and his team was swept, 4-0, in the seven-game series.

The winning team had more cohesion, with Meyers Leonard and De’Aaron Fox being two of the squad’s best players. Josh Hart, Grayson Allen, Kentucky commit Terrence Clarke and former Hillcrest Prep star Kyree Walker made up a solid supporting cast.

Simmons and company went down 2-0 quickly, losing first in Search and Destroy on Rammaza. Simmons usually does well in Search and Destroy, as he is skilled with sniper rifles. He typically knocks opponents down with one shot, but during this game he finished with six kills.

After the lost in Search and Destroy, Simmons and his team lost a 200-110 rout in Domination on Gun Runner. Following that loss, the team lost 9-1 in Capture the Flag on Shoot House. The only hope for Simmons’ squad was to snag a win in Headquarters on the map Vacant.

Despite starting with a 51-0 lead, Simmons and his team didn’t continue their aggressiveness, losing 200-97 in the series’ final game.

Simmons had one of his best performances in the series during the last game, tallying 29 kills for the second-highest amount on the team.

Though the series ended relatively quickly, the two teams still played out the remaining three games. Simmons team didn’t win any of those, either. They lost in Search and Destroy again, as well as Capture the Flag and Headquarters.

As the NBA’s hiatus continues, perhaps more of these tournaments will be in store for fans and players to relax and entertain themselves.

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