eSports Archives - Philly



Sep. 24, 2021 1:15 pm

A first-of-its-kind esports room just opened at a West Philly rec center

It's a partnership between Philadelphia's Parks and Rec Department and Nerd Street Gamers. "This is about access to technology," said John Fazio, the esports company's founder and CEO.

Sep. 9, 2021 7:55 am

A new course blending video games and literature is coming to TCNJ

"It's a combination I didn't expect would work so well," adjunct instructor Emily Zbyszynski said of "Gaming as Literature."

Aug. 30, 2021 5:15 pm

How I Got Here: Career pivots and the pandemic are made easier with community, say these women-in-tech meetup organizers

"Having that outlet to connect with other people who are having the same or similar experiences allows us to feel less isolated and feel bolder and take more risks."

Aug. 5, 2021 5:11 pm

5 ways to make the esports industry more equitable

Esports is quickly emerging as a lucrative entertainment industry. Here's what four experts say could make the industry better and more welcoming for more gamers.

Jul. 8, 2021 6:38 pm

Philly companies are teaming up to form a massive college esports league

NACE Starleague will have more than 600 universities starting competition this fall. Local partners include CSL Esports and Nerd Street Gamers.

May 17, 2021 3:35 pm

Resource Roundup: Philadelphia Works launches a free virtual training and resource hub

Plus, sign a teen in your life up for Nerd Street Gamers' summer camps, or check out a panel on remote collaboration hosted by LIFT Labs.

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.

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