N3rd Street Gamers to open an esports hub in California - Technical.ly Philly

Business

May 1, 2019 1:25 pm

N3rd Street Gamers to open an esports hub in California

The NoLibs company's third such hub is being launched in partnership with Southern California-based esports company Ultimate Media Ventures.

At N3rd Street Gamers' original Localhost Arena in Northern Liberties.

(Courtesy photo)

In partnership with Southern California-based esports company Ultimate Media Ventures (UMV), Philly’s N3rd Street Gamers will open an esports hub inside UMV’s 22,000-square-foot headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Slated to open next month, Localhost Battleground will host competitive gaming events, solo tournaments, team-based tournaments and esports boot camps, in keeping with the Northern Liberties company’ mission of developing the “next generation” of esports talent.

The proposed space, which will entice gamers with access to pro-grade gaming equipment, is the third such hub N3rd Street Gamers is launching in the U.S. In addition to its original NoLibs location, last year it opened an 18,000-square-foot hive in Denver. This marks the company’s first entry into California, a global hotbed of gaming that also houses the country’s first esports arena and Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League.

“Bringing Localhost to Southern California allows us to produce more frequent events for the National Championship Series and extends our reach to the West Coast,” said Ryan Barr, COO at NSG. “Localhost Battleground at Ultimate Media Ventures will allow us to host more recurring, standardized opportunities for players to earn NCS points, prizes, and support for travel to our competitions.”

In February, N3rd Street Gamers raised $2.57 million in funding towards its Series A round from previous investors Comcast Spectacor and SeventySix Capital.

“We are excited to keep pushing and innovating our esports and gaming communities by bringing them activations and experiences with our partner, N3rd Street Gamers,” said Jon Bukosky, the CEO and founder of UMV. “The ‘Battleground’ concept is the first of many collaborations between our two companies you will see rolling out across North America in 2019 and 2020.”

Advertisement

No immediate details on the financial terms of the partnership between the two companies was made available, but Director of Communications James Love told Technical.ly the value of the partnership with UMV was in the seven-figure range.

Companies: N3rd St. Gamers
-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

A teenager from MontCo just won $3M in the Fortnite World Cup

On The Market: Arcadia University is hiring four (!) esports coaches

Report: Philly will be home to the 2019 Overwatch League finals

SPONSORED

Philly

Meet these 10 hiring companies at Super Meetup

Chesterrbrook, PA

Deacom

Software Quality Analyst

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Vistar Media

Front End Engineer

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Vistar Media

Sr. Software Engineer

Apply Now

These universities won big at PA Cup, a collegiate esports tournament

South Philly will be home to the first ground-up, purpose-built esports arena in the country

N3rd Street Gamers partners with Overwatch publisher for national amateurs’ tournament

SPONSORED

Philly

Verizon is looking for the brightest ideas on how to use its 5G technology

Philadelphia, PA - Center City

Odessa

Sr. Project Manager

Apply Now
Philadelphia, Pa

Inspire

Event Sales Ambassador

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!