MADISON, N.J. (PRWEB)
August 07, 2019
N3rd Street Gamers (NSG) today announced a partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) to bring a professional-grade esports team room to FDU’s Florham campus.
NSG, a national network of esports venues, technology, events, and consultative services based in Philadelphia, PA, will provide the design and build for the room. As the largest private university in New Jersey, FDU is taking an active approach to supplying the growing demand for esports facilities on college campuses across the United States.
Along with supplying the equipment and designing the framework for Fairleigh Dickinson, NSG will advise the University on the creation of their esports team and program slated to launch in 2020.
“With video gaming as popular as it is amongst our students, we are partnering with N3rd Street Gamers to build our first on-campus gaming room and create a competitive program at FDU for esports,” said Robin Williamson, Dean of Student at FDU’s Florham Campus. “We are excited about what N3rd Street Gamers will create for our students.”
Backed by Comcast Spectacor and SeventySix Capital, NSG plays a pivotal role in building the infrastructure for amateur and collegiate-level esports in the United States. This is accomplished through the advisory of esports strategies for universities and third parties, owning and operating video game arenas and LAN (Local Area Network) centers nationally and creating opportunities for casual and amateur gamers to compete and gain industry recognition through National Championship Series tournaments.
“We are thrilled to partner with FDU and provide their esports community with the tools needed to better their gaming experience,” said John Fazio, Founder and CEO of N3rd Street Gamers. “It is no longer an added benefit for a University to have a dedicated space for esports – it is expected by the students.”
“Our goal is to leverage the mass appeal of video games to build more inclusive, competitive pipelines that enable the same types of life, learning, and career opportunities as traditional sports,” Fazio continued. “While professional level esports has taken the world by storm, N3rd Street Gamers provides a platform for casual and amateur gamers to compete on an even playing field, refine their skills, and showcase their talent.”
About N3rd Street Gamers
N3rd Street Gamers (NSG) is an esports network headquartered in Philadelphia, PA that focuses on serving semi-professional and developing competitive gamers. The company promotes greater access to the esports industry by increasing the amount of in-person competitions run on high quality equipment at affordable prices. In 2018, NSG launched the National Championship Series to provide high quality gaming tournaments to more than ten cities nationwide. Early backing came from SeventySix Capital, a premier sports tech venture capital firm led by World Series Champion Ryan Howard, and Comcast Spectacor, owner of a portfolio of professional sports teams including the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion. Through the support of these partnerships, NSG is laying a national framework for esports talent development. For more information, please visit http://www.nsg.gg.
About Fairleigh Dickinson University
Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson is New Jersey’s largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations. For more information, visit https://FDU.edu.
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