Nerd Street Gamers Partners with NBC Sports Philadelphia for Second Season of Emmy Award-Winning Series “For the Win Philly”

by Olivia Schaller

New 20-episode season will focus on the highly competitive esports and gaming industries

PHILADELPHIA, October 23, 2020 Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company dedicated to powering competitive opportunities and events for gamers, announced it will be teaming up with NBC Sports Philadelphia to present the second season of the award-winning series “For the Win Philly,” beginning this week.

The new 20-episode season of “FTW Philly,” which will showcase the rapid development of esports and gaming through personal stories and industry news, will debut new episodes weekly on Fridays at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus and 11 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia, beginning Oct. 23.

Following its Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award win for the first session of “FTW Philly,” which focused on esports in the Philadelphia region, the second season will expand coverage to include both esports and gaming nationwide. 

“We are excited to launch the second season of FTW Philly and expand the educational awareness for esports across the Philadelphia region,” said John Fazio, CEO of Nerd Street Gamers. “Esports provides the same life opportunities we are all familiar with in traditional sports and has the potential to impact more people because there are more gamers than athletes. Nerd Street Gamers’ mission is to increase access to the equipment necessary to compete, while providing clear pathways to success for gamers and their families.”

The new season of “FTW Philly” will be hosted by esports personality Rosemary “Nekkra” Kelley and returning host Marisa Magnatta, producer of WMMR’s Preston and Steve Show. New episodes will include various segments such as esports news, industry interviews and deep dives into elements of gaming, as well as features of consumer tips for choosing the right game/gaming console and in-depth looks at the lives of professional players. On-air guests will include 76ers Gaming Club Head Coach Jeff Terrell, Dignitas Fe Captain Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido, and several players from the Philadelphia Fusion. Sponsors for the series include Temple University. 

After appearing on television, episodes can also be found at and on the network’s YouTube channel, as well as on Nerd Street Gamers’ Twitch channel

Click here to watch Season 1 of the award-winning “FTW Philly” on YouTube, and be sure to tune in to NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus and NBC Sports Philadelphia every Friday night!

About Nerd Street Gamers

Nerd Street Gamers (NSG) 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. 

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Nerd Street Gamers 

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