Semipro and amateur esports network to host Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Apex Legends tournaments at inaugural Player Omega event in November; joining 2020 tour for all 10 North America stops
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers, announced today it will host a National Championship Series (NCS) Minor for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) at the inaugural Player Omega, a first-of-its-kind live fully participatory event celebrating the esports and gaming lifestyle, on November 9-10 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
The NCS Minor for CS:GO will feature no more than 16 teams featuring some of the top-ranked players on the amateur esports circuit playing for a $5,000 prize pool.
Interested players can sign up at Lobby.gg. Entry fee for the tournament is $40 and includes a free ticket to Player Omega. Competitors are encouraged to register early as the entry fee will increase every 2 weeks leading up to the event. Deadline for entry is November 6. The CS:GO tournament will follow WESA rules.
"Our mission for the National Championship Series is to give players an in-person competitive opportunity to develop and showcase their skills," said John Fazio, CEO of Nerd Street Gamers. "Player Omega gives us a chance to expand our reach across parts of the country that are too often overlooked. We want Nerd Street Gamers and the National Championship Series community to help connect gamers all over the United States."
Nerd Street Gamers will also host an open National Championship Series Minor Apex Legends tournament in Pomona. Players interested in competing can sign-up online at Lobby.gg or at the event. Entry fee is $20 to preregister or $25 at the event. Players will play 10 consecutive matches of the 3-v-3 Battle Royale title and scores are given based on placement and kills. Winning a round will be worth five points with kill counts (1 point per kill) going toward the final score.
Player Omega will also partner with Nerd Street Gamers across its unannounced 10-stop 2020 tour, with National Championship Series events at each stop. More details about the 2020 events will be shared at a later date.
"Nerd Street Gamers has always put players first so they were a must to join us for our first event and to be a tour partner in 2020," Player Omega CEO Jon Bukosky said. "We want to reach every skill level at Player Omega, and NCS hosting CS:GO and Apex Legends tournaments is a significant offering for competitive players."
About Nerd Street Gamers
Nerd Street Gamers (NSG), formerly known as N3rd Street Gamers, is a national network of esports facilities and events dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers. The company promotes greater access to the esports industry, laying a national framework for esports talent development and high-quality gaming tournaments. NSG has received backing from Five Below, SeventySix Capital, a premier sports tech venture capital firm, and Comcast Spectacor. For more information, please visit http://www.nsg.gg.
About National Championship Series (NCS)
The National Championship Series is a circuit with the purpose of creating a stepping stone for the amateur esports competitor. In person, players get to live their favorite LAN moments witnessed in the pro leagues while showcasing their talent, meeting like-minded individuals and growing their skills. The NCS platform provides an affordable entry point into in-person esports competitions and a pipeline that enables a competitor to win their way to the top without additional costs.
About Player Omega
Player Omega is a modern, participation-based event celebrating gaming and esports lifestyle as a large-scale experience. Founded and led by industry leaders in gaming, esports and music, this tour series is intended to deliver an evolution in how people come together to celebrate their shared passion of gaming and esports lifestyle. Leadership including Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour, esteemed music manager John Greenberg and interactive entertainment entrepreneur Jon Bukosky. Player Omega will host gamers November 9-10, 2019 at the Pomona Fairplex in the inaugural event, with plans to expand to 10 different locations in 2020 and 20 stops in 2021.
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