eSports Archives - Philly


Feb. 23, 2021 2:40 pm

Meet PLLAY, a skill-based wagering app for amateur gamers that got backing from an NBA player

Sports betting laws — including esports — have expanded in recent years. This Philly-cofounded app allows players to bet on themselves.

Feb. 2, 2021 1:01 pm

Silicon Valley’s Founders Fund led an $11.5M investment round for Nerd Street Gamers

The funding comes amid a year of growth for the esports company. Nerd Street CEO John Fazio said Founders Fund head Brian Singerman "understood what we were doing so intrinsically."

Jan. 20, 2021 3:36 pm

Nerd Street Gamers and Philly Parks and Rec are partnering on youth esports programming

To start, they'll kick off an esports tournament for local teens on Feb. 16.

Dec. 22, 2020 3:56 pm

How Temple, Drexel and Penn predict which technologies will pilot the future

A look at programs at three Philly universities that are preparing students for emerging tech careers in fields like robotics, industrial engineering and esports.

Nov. 18, 2020 2:55 pm

Nerd Street Gamers is rolling out a subscription service for its gaming centers, online competitions

Nerd Street+ will offer unlimited live and digital weekly competitions, discounts on larger monthly tournaments and camps, and monthly training time at its network of esports venues across the country.

Oct. 13, 2020 1:31 pm

Nerd Street Gamers is opening 3 of its Five Below esports facilities this month, including one in Nicetown

The collaboration between the Philly-based retailer and esports company has come to life this month with the new facilities.

Oct. 6, 2020 2:23 pm

Drexel University is now offering an official degree in esports

Students will take classes in the university's LeBow College of Business and Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Sep. 15, 2020 9:00 am

Nerd Street Gamers is building a massive HQ and esports campus blocks from City Hall

CEO John Fazio talks why connectivity, access and community are center to the company's growth, especially during a pandemic.

Sep. 10, 2020 12:00 pm

Why Nerd Street Gamers is hosting an all-women VALORANT tournament this weekend

"The main goal is to provide a competitive platform for these teams to be seen, whether it's to showcase some badass talent, or to show a younger demographic of women gamers that there's a place at the table for them."

Jul. 24, 2020 12:42 pm

Black Lives Matter statements, access and inclusion in gaming

At PTW20 Virtual's Gaming Day with Nerd Street Gamers, local esports players discussed the changing industry while battling it out in the Rocket League arena.

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