Esports series founded by N3RD Street Gamers Finds Initial Operators in Company behind GEXCon

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 3rd, 2019) — FIAD Entertainment Group, LLC organizers of the esports convention GEXCon, are producing the first video game tournaments under the banner of the National Championship Series, an esports tournament series architected by Philadelphia esports network, N3rd Street Gamers.

 

N3rd Street Gamers announced the creation of the National Championship Series in Atlantic City, NJ in December of 2018.

At its core, The National Championship Series provides a platform for any esports players to compete on an even playing field, build and refine their skills, and showcase their talent to colleges and professional team organizations.

FIAD Entertainment Group’s community tournaments division, GEX DC Area Esports, will organize and host the first event in the National Championship Series with a Counter Strike: Global Offensive tournament to be held on January 26th at the RISE Convention Center in Washington DC.

N3rd Street Gamers announced the creation of the National Championship Series in Atlantic City, NJ in December of 2018.

At its core, The National Championship Series provides a platform for any esports players to compete on an even playing field, build and refine their skills, and showcase their talent to colleges and professional team organizations.

FIAD Entertainment Group’s community tournaments division, GEX DC Area Esports, will organize and host the first event in the National Championship Series with a Counter Strike: Global Offensive tournament to be held on January 26th at the RISE Convention Center in Washington DC.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the NCS and N3rd Street Gamer’s efforts to standardize amateur esports,” remarks Daniel Roberts, founder of GEX DC Area Esports. “Competitors at our events will have a chance to work towards competing on a national stage which is very satisfying to us as local/regional tournament organizers.”

“Our continued partnership with N3rd Street Gamer’s and the new NCS format will allow us to expand and energize more gaming communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.” added Dennis C. Wiltshire – CEO of FIAD Entertainment Group, LLC. “We are excited to be working with such a professional organization and creating a solid foundation that we hope will become the standard for amateur esports in the future.”

The tournament will feature a 16-team group stage followed by a top eight playoffs bracket. Players can register at Lobby.gg by following this link: https://lobby.gg/event/5c1bd62db6d4090d746caebe/gex-csgo-1day-showcase-lan

The event organized by FIAD Entertainment Group will fall under the “Academy” tier of the National Championship Series, meaning registration is open to any interested player. Players who compete in this event will earn NCS points that they can apply towards entry into higher profile “Minor” and “Major” NCS events.

 

About FIAD Entertainment Group

FIAD Entertainment Group produces video game and entertainment events that appeal to both the casual and competitive gamer. Founded by Dennis C. Wiltshire and Matthew Wiltshire, the goal of FIAD Entertainment Group is to produce events – “For gamers, by gamers”. Our first event, LEc2 – League of Legends East Coast Convention, was held in 2015 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia and was the first of its type on the East Coast. Building upon the foundation of LEc2, we produced GEXCon – The Gaming and Entertainment Experience Convention in 2016 in order to reach additional gaming communities. We wanted to create more frequent events beyond GEXCon and had worked with Dan Roberts and his organization, DC Area Esports Club for several years. We both recognized the benefits our two groups provided and in late 2017 formed GEX DC Area Esports. Capitalizing on the assets and management provided by FIAD Entertainment Group and the reputation and tournament experience of DC Area Esports Club, GEX DC Area Esports will focus on building the gaming community in the DC area while FIAD Entertainment Group continues to focus on larger events and providing support services to other clients looking to provide esports activities.

About N3rd Street Gamers

N3rd Street Gamers is an esports network based in Philadelphia that focuses on serving semi-professional and developing competitive gamers. Started in 2009 by entrepreneur John Fazio in the Jarvus Innovations Incubator, N3rd Street Gamers promotes greater access to the esports industry by not only increasing the amount of in-person competitions, but also by running them on high quality equipment at affordable prices. To accomplish this, N3rd Street Gamers empowers competitive gaming communities with resources to grow and a national system for tracking player progression. Tying together the communities under a unified regional framework in 2018, N3rd Street Gamers launched the NSG Eastern Conference Championship with events spanning three cities and multiple games. Early backing came from SeventySix Capital, a premier sports tech venture capital firm led by MLB World Series Champion Ryan Howard. It was in June of 2018 that 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. Through the support of these partnerships, N3rd Street Gamers is laying a national framework for esports talent development.