Meyers Leonard, Bronny James and Winners from NBA Call of Duty Tournament

Blake SchusterCorrespondent IIMarch 22, 2020

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 4: Meyers Leonard #0 of the Miami Heat celebrates during the game against the Orlando Magic on March 4, 2020 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Even with the NBA on hiatus, Miami Heat big man Meyers Leonard is finding ways to rack up wins. 

The latest came via one of the more unconventional team-ups as Slam set up a six-on-six Call of Duty tournament that streamed live on Twitch. 

SLAM @SLAMonline

Late addition: Bronny James. 6v6 Call of Duty STREAMING LIVE at 7PM EST: https://t.co/0ADlUVO6lA https://t.co/lPxIKMrxQl

Leonard led a team featuring Donovan Mitchell, Zach LaVine, Mario Hezonja, pro gamer Fatality and Bronny James—son of LeBron James. They went head-to-head with Ben Simmons, Royce O'Neale, Josh Hart, Kentucky basketball recruit Terrence Clarke, and gamers Zeno and Tahj. 

In a five-match series, this one went the distance, with Leonard and Simmons providing the best matchup between the basketball stars. Ultimately, Leonard's team notched the series-clinching victory. The tournament used multiple formats, switching from Search and Destroy to Domination, Headquarters, Capture the Flag and a custom round. 

The Heat center led his team in kills in each match, finishing with a 9-5 kill-death ratio. Leonard has been a member of FaZe Clan since 2019 and has honed his skills as a streaming gamer as much as he's developed on the court. 

Yet Simmons was named the event's MVP. Leonard still got some bragging in and tweeted out stats from the match. 

Meyers Leonard @MeyersLeonard

@SLAMonline @BenSimmons25 @SLAMftw https://t.co/KIgatktxin

Meyers Leonard @MeyersLeonard

UNDISPUTED. https://t.co/UwD7pLxyln

Meyers Leonard @MeyersLeonard

All in all. It was a damn good time. Thanks to everyone who tuned in!

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell

Let’s run it back!!! https://t.co/cbIsQku4Dy

It might not be the same as watching them play basketball, but seeing a few of the game's biggest names team up to offer a nice distraction during a tough time was comforting nonetheless. 


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