Philadelphia-based Nerd Street Gamers has announced that it plans to open what it claims is the “world’s first esports industry campus.”
The space will not only function as Nerd Street Gamers’ new corporate headquarters, but it will also include global broadcast studios, dedicated training centers for professional teams and schools, educational space for community partners, and, subject to zoning approval, a Localhost facility capable of hosting community, scholastic, amateur and pro-level events, and programming.
In addition to the launch of the campus, Nerd Street Gamers has entered a partnership with Jefferson Heath’s Center for Autism and Neurodiversity which will see the launch of programs and initiatives to introduce people with autism to the world of esports.
Philadelphia is rapidly becoming a true esports hub in the United States. Fusion Arena, the Comcast Spectacor and The Cordish Companies’ USD 50 million next-generation esports and entertainment venue is slated to open in the heart of the Philadelphia Sports Complex.
The Block will solidify Philadelphia’s role as a destination for industry professionals and fans by offering practice facilities, broadcast studios, and exhibition opportunities for professional teams visiting the area.