Jazz Gaming Plays in Midseason Tournament
Team Relies on “Lord Beezus” While Competing for $260,000 Prize Pool
SALT LAKE CITY (July 12, 2021) – An honors graduate from the University of Houston, a job in marketing and a fiancé at home, Brent “Lord Beezus” Aasgaard is not what many consider a typical gamer. But his talent and competitive spirit are what Jazz Gaming is relying on this season.
Jazz Gaming enters its sixth week of competition, with its sights set on THE TURN Powered by AT&T, a four-day, midseason tournament with all 23 teams participating remotely from their local markets. Teams will be competing for a prize pool of $260,000. Games will air live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
Aasgaard and the 12th-seeded Jazz Gaming team will take on No. 21 seeded Cavs Legion GC on Wednesday, July 14 at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. MT with game three, if necessary, scheduled at 6 p.m. Matchups during THE TURN will be played in a best-of-three series, single-elimination format, with the winner of each series advancing to the next round during play from July 14-17.
With a 7-7 record in the regular season, Aasgaard, who has started all 14 games at forward averaging 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, is hoping that his team’s chemistry and talent can help push them forward this season.
Aasgaard grew up playing basketball in the Greater Houston area, specifically Missouri City and then attending John Foster Dulles High School in Sugar Land. Starting with the NBA Live video game, Aasgaard switched over to NBA2K and quickly realized his talent for the game.
“Basketball video games went hand-and-hand with playing basketball in real life,” Aasgaard said. “If I wasn’t out playing basketball on the court, I was playing online.”
“When I played basketball growing up, I went by Beezy – all my friends and family called me that,” Aasgaard said. “When I got into gaming, I just used that as my gamer tag. About seven years ago, I decided to change my name.
Beezy became Beezus, and he needed something to go with it.
“In the gaming world, a lot of people call themselves ‘God’ or ‘King.’ But I wanted something different, so I came up with Lord and put them together. It is not a shot at religion in any way. I am a Christian man myself.”
Once out of high school, Aasgaard moved on to the University of Houston where he graduated with a degree in management and marketing.
“College was a great experience, and I learned a lot,” Aasgaard said. “I went through some pretty traumatizing events. I lost my dad my first year of college and that was alarming. But it helped me grow a lot as a person as well.”
In his downtime, you will find Aasgaard listening to music or catching up on TV shows. But his favorite thing to do – going to comedy shows.
“I loved Martin Lawrence growing up. He always kept me laughing. As I grew up and got more mature, it just kind of stuck with me. It is a kind of therapy for me, honestly. Laughing is something I love to do, and it keeps the stress to a minimum.”
Back on the court, Aasgaard would love to see Jazz Gaming make a run in the midseason tournament, where they advanced to the semifinals last year.