First game scheduled for tonight; all six Jazz Gaming players to participate
SALT LAKE CITY (March 31, 2020) – Jazz Gaming will begin play tonight at 9 p.m. (MT) in the first-ever “Three for All Showdown,” a new online 3-on-3 NBA 2K tournament that features fan-organized teams, top female 2K players, social media influencers and NBA 2K League clubs competing remotely.
Tournament play takes place in two distinct brackets: one for PlayStation 4 (PS4), one for Xbox. Jazz Gaming will field one team in each bracket, with the club’s Xbox team competing tonight at 9 p.m. (MT) against Warriors Gaming Squad. Jazz Gaming’s PS4 team will tip off on Wednesday, April 1 at 9 p.m. (MT) against the winner of Lakers Gaming vs. Team Tyceno.
Below are the rosters for Jazz Gaming’s “Three for All Showdown” teams:
|Brent “Lord Beezus” Aasgaard||Shaka “Yeah I Compete” Browne|
|Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram||Lytel “Lotty” Martin|
|Fredrick “GetOnMyLevel” Whelan||Spencer “Ria” Wyman|
Competition will take place tonight through Friday, April 3. For a link to full tournament brackets, CLICK HERE.
The NBA 2K League began the first stage of the tournament with a call for fans to sign up to compete in a fan bracket. Fan play concluded last Sunday with Flip the Script (PS4) and Team Retribution (Xbox) winning their respective tournaments. Those two teams have advanced to compete in the Showdown Bracket beginning tonight against NBA 2K League teams, including Jazz Gaming, and top players.
All games will take place in the NBA 2K20 MyPark game mode. All series, aside from the final rounds of each bracket, are structured best-of-three with the final round matchups in a best-of-five format. Teams will compete for their share of a$25,000 prize pool.
“We know practicing social distancing will benefit our communities during this extraordinary time, but we also realize that we all need to stay connected,” said Jelani “Comp” Mitchell, head coach of Jazz Gaming. “We hope this tournament provides a chance to bond with our fans over our shared love of basketball and the 2K community, and that it can provide a welcome distraction during these unprecedented times.”
Jazz Gaming has joined with the NBA family, including the NBA 2K League, to promote NBA Together – a global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families, and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More information and resources are available at cares.nba.com/nbatogether.
–@UtahJazzGaming or jazzgaming.gg–
About Jazz Gaming
Jazz Gaming is one of 23 esports teams competing in the NBA 2K League, founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software. The six-player squad is based in Salt Lake City and competes as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other 2K League teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. The team is part of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment’s portfolio, which also includes the Utah Jazz; NBA G League Salt Lake City Stars; MiLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; Vivint Smart Home Arena; The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM, 1280 AM); Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional cycling race; and Megaplex Theatres.
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