May 4, 2021
In this episode of Your Potential for Everything, host Alex brings on Brent “Lord Beezus” Aasgaard a professional esports player for Jazz Gaming of the NBA 2K League. Brent talks to Alex about NBA 2K, Being a Gamer, & the NBA Draft.
Brent was a gamer from a young age and never dreamed that going pro in NBA 2K would be in his future. He was drafted in the NBA 2K League Draft in 2019 as the #24 overall pick by the Indiana Pacers. He points out similarities between professional esports athletes and professional traditional sports athletes. Brent played traditional basketball for a long time before an injury sidelined him. He believes is real-life experience in basketball helps him as a gamer in the NBA 2K League.
He encourages everyone who is interested in esports to network in the industry and get familiar with the different career paths you can take. Being a professional gamer is great, but he points out there are jobs behind the scenes that are important and diverse as well. He also mentioned he was happy that women are getting drafted into the NBA 2K League because diversity is a great thing to have.
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