College Clash

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Philadelphia Union, with the help of Independence Blue Cross and NSG, will bring elite gamers from local colleges together in an EA FIFA 19 tournament. The winner of College Clash will join Doolsta as an official member of Philadelphia Union’s gaming roster. All participants must be 16 years of age or older to participate in the Union College Clash.

Register for College Clash on Lobby: https://lobby.gg/event/union-esports-college-clash

Earlier this year, as part of Major League Soccer’s eMLS initiative, Philadelphia Union held the first-ever Union Esports Open, which was won by local gamer Cormac “Doolsta” Dooley. Doolsta went on to represent the Union at the eMLS Cup at PAX East in Boston. Now is your chance to join him.

The winner of the Union College Clash will join Doolsta, who recently participated in our inaugural #PhillyEsports Charity Stream, on the Union’s gaming roster and will become eligible to compete and participate in club events. There are only 64 places open, so you’ll need to act fast. The final will take place at Dave and Buster’s at Penn’s Landing on October 27th and will be streamed on Twitch at 10:00 am EST.

The event is presented by Independence Blue Cross and powered by N3rd Street Gamers. IBX will provide participating competitors with exclusive Union warm-up gear and will also activate their partnership with branding on the club’s livestream, social media, and other video content surrounding the event.

As part of our mission here at NSG to eliminate the barrier of entry to esports, we strive to simultaneously create an ecosystem of in-person opportunities for developing competitors. Founder and CEO of N3rd Street Gamers, John Fazio, sees the College Clash Tournament as aligning with these efforts.

“Esports provides an incredible new medium to build competitive ecosystems,” says Fazio, “It creates the same opportunities to learn and grow as traditional sports have for so many Americans.”

The tournament is open to any gamer from a college campus in the Philadelphia area and the winner will become an official member of the Union’s gaming roster.

Register now on Lobby.gg before it’s too late!