Ben Simmons and squad earn sweep in SLAM’s latest Call of Duty tourney

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons had his squad rolling from the jump in SLAM’s latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tournament.

After his team was swept in SLAM’s second Call of Duty tourney, Simmons and company earned a sweep Saturday in week three of the tournaments. Simmons was joined by Washington Mystics forward Aerial Powers, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart.

The opposing team included Meyers Leonard, De’Aaron Fox, Grayson Allen, Donovan Mitchell, Mario Hezonja and Kentucky commit Terrence Clarke.

With the win, Simmons now has two wins total in SLAM’s Call of Duty tourneys. Booker and Powers were both newcomers, playing in their first round of tournaments.

Both proved to be quality teammates alongside Simmons, one of the NBA’s best Call of Duty players.

Like Simmons, Booker is a top-tier Call of Duty gamer. He showcased his skill set during the first game, boasting a team-high 18 kills in Search and Destroy on the map Arklov Peak.

After the win in Search and Destroy, Simmons’ team had their closest match of the series. Leonard and his team was most competitive during Headquarters on Rammaza, where Simmons’ squad got a 199-182 win. Time ran out before any team got to the typical winning score of 200.

Leonard finished with a team-high 53 kills in Headquarters, and Hezonja had the most captures on the team with nine.

Powers was a quality contributor during the team’s win in Domination on Hackney Yard. Powers finished 11 kills and six captures, tying for the second-highest number of captures on her team.

The series-clincher came in Capture the Flag on Vacant, where Simmons’ squad won 3-2. This game was arguably Simmons’ best. He ran all over the map, covering different areas so his teammates could return the flag. Simmons finished with a team-high 35 kills, and Booker was not far behind with 30.

The two teams played out the rest of the series’ matches, with one of the remaining three being Free for All on Rust. Simmons finished in fifth place, with Booker coming in first and Leonard placing second.

With SLAM’s Call of Duty tournaments, fans are getting to see how hoopers are skilled in other areas off the court. As physical distancing continues, the tournaments are also a good outlet for the players to have while they stay at home.

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