Comcast Spectacor Invests in N3rd Street Gamers
Comcast Spectacor, owner of a portfolio of professional sports teams that includes the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion, announced a strategic investment in N3rd Street Gamers, America’s premier amateur esports network.
The partnership links Philadelphia’s first professional esports franchise with the region’s most powerful amateur esports pipeline and marks the advancement of a national framework for in-person esports competition and player development. The deal was announced by Dave Scott, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Spectacor, and John Fazio, Chairman and President of N3rd Street Gamers. Comcast Spectacor’s expertise as an owner and operator of professional sports teams, as well as top-flight venues that elevate the live event experience, is now integrated with N3rd Street Gamers’ proven ability to engage and cultivate the nation’s rapidly growing esports culture. Together, both companies will expand opportunities for aspiring esports athletes through a soon-to-be announced network of events aimed at developing and showcasing amateur talent on a nationwide scale.
“We are thrilled to continue our growth in esports through this partnership with N3rd Street Gamers,” said Scott. “John and his team have formulated a strong growth strategy, and we anticipate this investment will fuel not only our advancement, but the continued development of esports as a whole.” “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Comcast Spectacor team,” said Fazio. “Their expertise provides a unique and powerful opportunity to expand NSG’s offerings to gamers and aspiring esports athletes across the country. All of the hard work our team has put in feels incredibly validated by Comcast Spectacor’s support and investment.”