NBA2K 20 Tournament Proceeds Benefit Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA – August 19, 2020 – 76ers Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League team of the Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment portfolio, in partnership with Nerd Street Gamers (NSG), has today announced details for 76ers GC X CHOP 2K Showdown Powered by Nerd Street Gamers. All proceeds from the two-day NBA 2K20 tournament on Sun., Sept. 13 and Mon., Sept. 14 benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Tournament registration is now open at chop.edu/NBA2K through Sat., Sept. 12.
Teams should consist of three players each and matches will run in a three-vs-three format in MyPark mode. Entry fee is $10 per person. Teams will compete in group play on Sun., Sept. 13 and playoff rounds with be played on Mon., Sept. 14. The winning team will receive a Grand Prize of $1,500.
All proceeds from 76ers GC X CHOP 2K Showdown Powered by Nerd Street Gamers will support Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Participants can direct their donation to any specific area of the hospital, such as Child Life services, the Cancer Center or Cardiac Center. These funds will fuel promising research and innovative care at CHOP. Participants can amplify their giving by sharing their individualized donation pages with family and friends.
“With deep roots in Philadelphia and influence across the country, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals and we are thrilled to raise funds to support their work,” said Kathryn Alario, Vice President, Marketing, Philadelphia 76ers. “In our continued effort to engage with our fans and the gaming community in exciting and impactful ways, we look forward to hosting the 76ers GC X CHOP 2K Showdown Powered by Nerd Street Gamers. This tournament marks the beginning of our partnership with CHOP and is the first of many meaningful activations to come.”
“We are thrilled and grateful for this new partnership with the 76ers Gaming Club and Nerd Street Gamers, said Monica Taylor Lotty, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “We appreciate the gaming community coming together virtually to support critical research and patient care at our hospital.”
“We are proud to power the 76ers GC X CHOP 2K Showdown tournament and help bring gamers together during these uncertain times,” said John Fazio, founder and CEO of Nerd Street Gamers. “Especially as esports continues to grow in popularity, we can find common ground through these types of initiatives that do good for our communities. And this event is even more special to us as Nerd Street Gamers is based in Philadelphia, so it’s an honor to partner with other local organizations to help raise funds that support meaningful causes in our city.”
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ABOUT NERD STREET GAMERS:
Nerd Street Gamers is a national network of esports facilities and events dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers. The company promotes greater access to the esports industry, laying a national framework for esports talent development and high-quality gaming tournaments. NSG has received backing from Five Below, Comcast, SeventySix Capital, Elevate Ventures, and angel investor George Miller.
ABOUT 76ERS GAMING CLUB:
76ers Gaming Club (GC) is one of 23 esports teams competing in the NBA 2K League co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software. Based in the Philadelphia-area, 76ers GC draws inspiration from the history of the nation’s revolutionary city, fused with the modern esports fan and player. 76ers GC is a two-time winner of the TIPOFF Tournament powered by AT&T and the first team in NBA 2K League history to win 50 games. 76ers GC roster of players includes Christopher “BreadwinnerLA” Lafanette, Michael “USERPICK” Albiter, Tucker “TuckerLocksUp” Henry, Ethan “Radiant” White, Alexander “Steez” Bernstein and Rashann “Scretty” Petty. 76ers GC is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property. For more information, go to 76ersGC.nba.com and follow 76ers GC on Twitter and Instagram at @76ersGC.