Competitors at VCT Game Changers discuss tourney’s impact for women in esports

Brian BencomoNews & Events

VCT Game Changers

When VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers was announced in early March as a tournament series focused on highlighting women and marginalized genders, there were a lot of positive responses. What most don’t realize is just how much tournaments like these help the esports community as a whole, not just VALORANT.  The VCT Game Changers tournament series is a program that … Read More

Acend raising their edge in Europe’s VALORANT scene

Brian BencomoNews & Events

VALORANT Phoenix Jett

Acend’s win in the VALORANT Champions Tour Europe Masters event was anything but expected considering the teams that they faced at the event. They rose to the occasion, beating more favored teams such as FunPlus Phoenix in the semifinal and Team Heretics in the final.  Nobody really expected Acend to win Masters, which actually worked out in their favor. “Coming … Read More

Nerd Street Expands West Coast Presence with New Localhost Esports Facility

Olivia SchallerNews & Events

Localhost Oceanside in California is now open adjacent to Five Below store PHILADELPHIA, March 29, 2021– Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company, announced today the opening of its Localhost esports and gaming center in Oceanside, California.  The Grand Opening for Localhost Oceanside is taking place this Saturday, April 3rd at 11 a.m. PDT, and will offer free gameplay … Read More

Cloud9 White win VCT Game Changers without dropping a map

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Cloud9 White C9

The first VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers tournament is in the books and Cloud9 White have emerged the decisive victors. The team didn’t lose a single map throughout Game Changers and easily made their way through the upper bracket.  C9 White won two maps from CLG Red in the grand finals after starting with a map advantage to win the … Read More

Fall Guys finally feels like a true multiplayer game

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Fall Guys

Upon booting up Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout for the first time in months, I immediately wondered why I hadn’t been playing it all along. All the classic elements of an addictive game are there: easy to pick up and play, yet difficult to master; sounds and visuals that pair perfectly with its game show format; a vast array of collectible … Read More

What to watch this weekend in esports

Brian BencomoNews & Events

esports

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. VALORANT VCT Game Changers Eight all-women teams are competing in this weekend’s VCT Game Changers tournament. Cloud9 White is the favorite to win it all, but some of the other big orgs competing are … Read More

Yoshi or Pikachu: Who is the best video game sidekick?

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Yoshi Pikachu Sidekick Madness

The Sidekick Madness championship is upon us! The title of best video game sidekick is down to Yoshi and Pikachu. Voting takes place all week via Nerd Street Gamers’ Twitter account and on Instagram, so remember to get your vote in by Friday. Yoshi and Pikachu have bested the competition thus far in a field that began with 16 of … Read More

Zombaekillz talks equity in gaming for Black women, finding radical joy and more

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Zombaekillz

Natasha “Zombaekillz” Zinda is a variety streamer who creates content that is authentically her. While she’s building her brand, she is also speaking out to her audience about mental health, life and politics, letting everyone around her know that these topics matter and cannot be ignored.  While most people might have learned about her after trolls attacked her for calling … Read More