Named 2020 Championship Broadcast Partner
JANUARY 15, 2020 – Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers, today announced a partnership with PlayVS, the official high school esports platform. Under the agreement, Nerd Street Gamers has been named the 2020 Championship Broadcast Partner for the PlayVS High School Esports Championships. It will broadcast and stream PlayVS state high school championship matches on Twitch for Rocket League and League of Legends across 13 states throughout the months of January and early-February.
This deal marks the latest in several event partnerships for Nerd Street Gamers that includes providing tournament operators for the eMLS League Series One in Philadelphia, producing the Philadelphia Eagles Madden Club Championship, and providing the equipment, production, and logistics for the Vets Play tournament in collaboration with Comcast.
“Competitive gaming starts at a young age,” said John Fazio, Founder and CEO of Nerd Street Gamers. “Together with PlayVS, we are fostering and publicizing inclusive competitive opportunities for young gamers across the country. We are creating a movement that develops camaraderie, teamwork, and communication skills through esports.”
PlayVS is a software startup building competitive experiences on top of esports, providing schools and administrators with the platform to offer an extracurricular activity that encourages the non-traditional athlete to get involved with their peers. The PlayVS platform handles scheduling, logistics, stats and all aspects of competition for schools in all 50 states and Washington D.C.
Nerd Street Gamers will produce recap videos of several regional championships, highlighting game winning plays, and the high school players behind them. In addition, Nerd Street Gamers will host the Colorado League of Legends high school championship at its Localhost Denver esports facility for the first time.
“Despite massive growth, many schools, students, and parents are unfamiliar with how high school esports actually works,” said Delane Parnell, Founder and CEO of PlayVS. “We’re building a world of exciting opportunities for student engagement through esports. With our Nerd Street Gamers partnership, we hope to shine a light on this initiative and showcase these impressive students and their skills to a national audience.”
Broadcasts will be available on www.twitch.tv/playvs.
PlayVS is the leading amateur esports platform. It is the single community where players come together to compete, fans gather to spectate and coaches manage their programs. Through strategic partnerships with the NFHS and top game publishers, PlayVS has become the backbone of high school esports, powering league play and State Championships across the nation. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company has raised more than $96 million since its founding in January 2018. For more information, visit www.playvs.com.
About Nerd Street Gamers
Nerd Street Gamers (NSG), formerly known as N3rd 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, Elevate Capital, SeventySix Capital, a premier sports tech venture capital firm, and Comcast Spectacor. For more information, For more information, please visit https://nerdstgamers.com