Valhalla Online a showcase for top EU Melee player Leffen, online software Slippi

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Leffen TSM

On Jan. 30, the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament Valhalla Online will get underway. Valhalla is an annual Smash tournament that began in 2018 and is usually held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition is the first in SmashEurope’s SAME 2021 pro Melee circuit and is being held online using software known as Slippi.  The … Read More

Cheeseadelphia featuring some of the best Starcraft II players in the world

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Nerd Street Gamers is hosting the Cheeseadelphia Winter Championship 2021 on Saturday and Sunday, an online Starcraft II tournament with a $10,000 prize pool in which first place takes home $3,500.  The 32 players — including 13 Protoss, 11 Terran and eight Zerg — competing this weekend have been put into eight groups of four for the group stage. Essentially, … Read More

What to watch for this weekend in esports

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Don’t know what to watch this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a rundown of some of the most intriguing games and tournaments happening this weekend. League of Legends The inaugural edition of the LCS Lock In tournament continues this weekend, with group play on Friday and the quarterfinals Saturday and Sunday. Evil Geniuses have already punched their ticket to … Read More

YaBoiDre excelling with Luminosity Gaming

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After Luminosity Gaming took a quick 2-0 lead in the best of five finals for Nerd Street Gamers’ Valorant Winter Championship, the series came back to 2-2. Game 5 came down to the wire with LG taking the final map 13-10. For Diondre “YaBoiDre” Bond and the rest of the LG roster, fighting back from the brink of elimination characterized … Read More

PlayVS bringing esports to Canadian high schools through GameSeta acquisition

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PlayVS, one of the leading amateur esports competition platforms, announced the acquisition of GameSeta, a Canada-based startup building esports infrastructure for high schools, today.  Founded in 2018, PlayVS has been focused primarily on the high school esports market. With this GameSeta acquisition, PlayVS is expanding the company’s reach in Canada by bringing on GameSeta founders Tawanda Masawi and Rana Taj … Read More

Nerd Street Gamers Partners with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to Increase Access to Esports in City and Surrounding Areas

Olivia SchallerNews & Events

Engagement kicks off with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Tournament powered by Nerd Street Gamers PHILADELPHIA, January 20, 2021– Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company, announced today a partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (Parks & Rec) to provide esports access to Philadelphia youth.  The multi-phase engagement will aim to bring competitive esports experiences, including tournaments and after-school programming, … Read More

Riot Games Selects Nerd Street Gamers to Kick Off Operations for 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour

Olivia SchallerNews & Events

The inaugural VALORANT Champions Tour further solidifies companies’ ongoing partnership to expand the competitive gaming landscape PHILADELPHIA, January 19, 2021– Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company, announced today it was selected as the official tournament operator and producer for the first stage of Riot Games’ Challengers & Masters events during the inaugural 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour. Nerd Street … Read More

Envy no longer ‘underrated,’ but not yet elite

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Shortly after winning the NSG First Strike qualifier in early November, Team Envy’s Jake “kaboose” McDonald said to Dot Esports about his team, “I don’t think we’re ever underdogs, we’re just very underrated.” Teammate Austin “crashies” Roberts echoed kaboose’s sentiment, saying, “As a team, we can all pop off at any time.” Envy bolstered their roster with the duo of … Read More

Endurance key to LG winning VALORANT Winter Championship

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VALORANT Luminosity

Look up the word “endurance” in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of Luminosity Gaming’s VALORANT roster. The squad went the literal distance to win the Nerd St Gamers VALORANT Winter Championship. After losing their opening match of the tournament to XSET, LG escaped victorious in four consecutive 2-1 series, including 152 rounds in the playoffs on Saturday, to … Read More

Takeaways from TheGrefG’s Record Breaking Twitch Stream and the Power of the Spanish Audience

Olivia SchallerNews & Events

On Monday, January 11th, TheGrefG, a popular Spanish-speaking streamer and owner of esports organization Team Heretics, went live on Twitch. In the matter of about two hours he broke almost every record on the platform. As the streamer announced a new Fortnite skin based on himself, and on DragonBall Z, viewers turned out in waves, first he passed one million … Read More