The First-Ever Amateur Overwatch Tournament in Philadelphia Officially Licensed by Blizzard Entertainment Will Debut at TooManyGames on June 22-24
PHILADELPHIA – June 11, 2018 – The Philadelphia Fusion professional Overwatch League team is partnering with N3rd Street Gamers to offer an unprecedented opportunity for local players to experience a true competitive gaming environment. The inaugural Fusion Showcase tournament will debut at the upcoming TooManyGames convention at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center June 22-24. The Fusion Showcase is the first amateur Overwatch tournament in Philadelphia officially licensed by the game’s creator, Blizzard Entertainment.
The Fusion Showcase tournament features a $5,000 prize pool, has room for up to 32 teams, and is open to all players that are not actively competing in Contender League or Overwatch League. Registration is currently $95 per player and includes a free three-day pass to the TooManyGames convention. Visit http://www.n3rdstreetgamers.com/fusion-showcase-toomanygames for more information.
The Philadelphia Fusion and N3rd Street Gamers partnership combines the strength of the city’s first professional esports team with the region’s foremost gaming network. The Fusion Showcase competition will be carefully watched by the coaching staff of Fusion University Contender League staff and other league scouts. The tournament also furthers N3rd Street Gamers’ mission of lowering the barrier of entry to competitive play for esports athletes, and building the next wave of up and coming esports talent.
Overwatch is a team-based, first-person survival game where a player selects a “hero” with a unique style of play, and then works with teammates to secure and defend points on a map, or escort a payload. Overwatch is Activision Blizzard’s fastest game to reach 35 million players worldwide.
About Comcast Spectacor
Comcast Spectacor is a professional sports and live entertainment company that is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology leader that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Spectacor owns and operates the Wells Fargo Center arena and complex, as well as a portfolio of professional sports teams that includes the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion, the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings and the Maine Mariners of the ECHL. Comcast Spectacor also holds strategic interest in several partner companies spanning the sports and entertainment landscape, including Spectra, Learfield and Xfinity Live! Philadelphia. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com for more information.
About N3rd Street Gamers
N3rd Street Gamers is a Philadelphia-headquartered esports network focused on serving semi-professional, amateur, and developing gamers. Founded in 2009 by entrepreneurs John Fazio and Rob Hilsky, the NSG team’s goal is to empower competitive video game communities with resources to grow and a national system for tracking player progression. What started as just a gaming venue has become full service gaming equipment, tournament administration, and broadcast services to gamer communities in Philadelphia including Fragadelphia, Cheeseadelphia, Go For Broke, and Brotherly Brawl. Tying together the communities under a unified progression framework, NSG launched the NSG Eastern Conference Championship with events spanning three cities and multiple games. NSG is headquartered at Localhost Arena in Northern Liberties. With backing from top sports tech venture capital firm, SeventySix Capital, led by MLB World Series Champion Ryan Howard, NSG is laying a national framework for esports talent development.