N3rd Street Gamers (NSG) announced a partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) to bring a professional-grade esports team room to FDU’s Florham campus.
NSG, a national network of esports venues, technology, events, and consultative services based in Philadelphia will provide the design and build for the room. As the largest private university in New Jersey, FDU is taking an active approach to supplying the growing demand for esports facilities on college campuses across the United States.
Along with supplying the equipment and designing the framework for Fairleigh Dickinson, NSG will advise the University on the creation of their esports team and program slated to launch in 2020.
“With video gaming as popular as it is amongst our students, we are partnering with N3rd Street Gamers to build our first on-campus gaming room and create a competitive program at FDU for esports,” said Robin Williamson, dean of student at FDU’s Florham Campus. “We are excited about what N3rd Street Gamers will create for our students.”
Backed by Comcast Spectacor and SeventySix Capital, NSG plays a pivotal role in building the infrastructure for amateur and collegiate-level esports in the United States. This is accomplished through the advisory of esports strategies for universities and third parties, owning and operating video game arenas and LAN (Local Area Network) centers nationally and creating opportunities for casual and amateur gamers to compete and gain industry recognition through National Championship Series tournaments.
“We are thrilled to partner with FDU and provide their esports community with the tools needed to better their gaming experience,” said John Fazio, founder and CEO of N3rd Street Gamers. “It is no longer an added benefit for a University to have a dedicated space for esports – it is expected by the students.”
“Our goal is to leverage the mass appeal of video games to build more inclusive, competitive pipelines that enable the same types of life, learning, and career opportunities as traditional sports,” Fazio continued. “While professional-level esports has taken the world by storm, N3rd Street Gamers provides a platform for casual and amateur gamers to compete on an even playing field, refine their skills, and showcase their talent.”
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