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2024 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship: What to Know & How To Watch

2024 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship: What to Know & How To Watch

Get ready to watch the fourth annual WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship, presented by Coinbase, on Tuesday, June 25. Watch on Prime Video with DIRECTV as the New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx go head-to-head to compete for the 2024 Cup.

The in-season tournament is played during the first half of the WNBA season. Games played from June 1-13 were part of the Commissioner’s Cup qualifiers and also counted as part of the teams’ regular season win-loss record. Fans who watched last year may have noticed that the tournament was a little different this year. The revamped format reduced the number of qualifying games played from 10 to five. 

The Liberty went 5-0 in Commissioner’s Cup play to secure their spot in the championship along with the Lynx who were 4-1. The two teams will be competing for a $500,000 cash prize pool as well as for a non-profit organization that aligns with the teams’ social justice work. 

Who is Playing in the 2024 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship?

The New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx will tip off on Tuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET at UBS Arena in Belmont Park, NY. 

How to Watch the 2024 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship?

The game will be streaming exclusively on Prime Video, which you can watch with DIRECTV. Plus, never miss a moment of the WNBA action with our 2024 WNBA Guide.  

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What is the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship?

The Commissioner’s Cup is an in-season tournament where the top teams from the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference compete against each other for the Cup. All of the regular season WNBA games that were played on June 1-13 were Commissioners Cup games with the top two teams qualifying for the championship game. 

Where will the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship be played?

The game was originally scheduled to be played in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, home of the New York Liberty. As the winner of the 2023 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup, Liberty earned the right to host the 2024 game. However, the game was moved due to a conflict with the NBA draft on June 26. 

The 2024 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup game will now be played at UBS Arena in Belmont Park, home of the New York Islanders.

When did the Commissioner’s Cup Start?

The first Commissioner’s Cup was awarded in 2021 to the Seattle Storm. It was originally scheduled to debut in 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is the prize for the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship?

The teams are competing for a $500,000 cash prize along with $120,000 in cryptocurrency provided by Coinbase, the title sponsor of the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup. Each player participating in the game will receive a guaranteed $5,000 in cryptocurrency from the $120,000 pool. 

What is the Charity Component of the Tournament? 

In addition to playing for a cash prize, the two teams play for a non-profit organization that is aligned with the teams’ social justice work. 

For each Cup game from June 1-13, the winning teams received a donation of $3,000 to a chosen social justice charity and the losing teams received $1,000 for their charity. The team that wins the Commissioner’s Cup Championship on June 25 will receive an additional $10,000 for their charity and the runner-up will receive $5,000. 

The Liberty will be playing for Women Creating Change, a New York-based non-profit that empowers underserved women and gender-expansive people to become changemakers in their communities. The Lynx will be playing for Gender Justice, a Minnesota-based non-profit that strives to advance gender equality through the law.

Which Teams Have Won the Commissioner’s Cup?

2023: New York Liberty won against Las Vegas Aces 

2022: Las Vegas Aces won against Chicago Sky 

2021: Seattle Storm won against Connecticut Sun

How to Watch on DIRECTV

You can stream the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship on Prime Video via DIRECTV. Plus keep up with all the exciting basketball action with our WNBA Games Today page

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2024 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship?

The 2024 WNBA Commissioner's Cup Game will be played on Tuesday, June 25.

What teams are playing in the 2024 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship?

The New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx.

How much is the prize for the Commissioner’s Cup Championship?

The teams are competing for a $500,000 cash prize.

How to watch the 2024 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship

Watch exclusively on Prime Video with DIRECTV.

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