N3rd Street Gamers have been hosting esports tournaments at the Local Host LAN Center at 908a N 3rd St for more than three years now. Their flagship Fragadelphia Counter Strike tournament now offers a prize pool of $50,000 and has outgrown their 2,000 square ft venue in Northern Liberties.
“It’s basically the culmination of the last three and a half years of work. We’re going to be running four different esports titles over three days in July. We’re looking at about 1500 people attending.
We started looking for a venue that could accommodate a larger Fragadelphia tournament and our goal was to execute that event even larger than ever, said Stephen Csikos, CEO N3rd Street Gamers, “We started out with a $50,000 Counter-Strike tournament. We looked at a bunch of venues and once we saw the SunCenter studios we said, if we’re going to do one event, this has the space for easily multiple game titles and events so logistically it just made a lot of sense. It just kinda exploded beyond what we intended but now it’s looking like it is going to be really just a lot of work and a lot of fun.”
The inaugural N3rd Street Gamers Summer Championship will feature four discreet semi-professional/ amateur open tournaments. The Cheeseadelphia 5 Starcraft 2 tournament, Boostadelphia Rocket League tournament, Brotherly Brawl Hearthstone tournament, and the flagship Fragadelphia 11 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament.
The Summer Championship will be held at SunCenter Studios in Aston, PA on July 28, 29, 30. The venue offers a food truck courtyard, virtual reality arcade and a lounge area complete with movie theater. Registration is open for all four events and fees will increase the closer it gets to the tournament.
“We are focused on getting people out here and making it as fun and affordable as possible for everybody,” said Csikos, ” A couple teams from Europe actually reached out about the event. One from Sweden and one from the United Kingdom. It’s kind of making this more of an international event. We started this as just a fun venture but it’s really turned into more than just a casual tournament. We started as a group trying to make a big impact on the scene and we’ve done that. Now we are trying to turn it into more than just a biweekly or bimonthly thing. We want to start affecting the Philadelphia gamer community daily. So be on the lookout for more from us.”
N3rd Street Gamers Summer Tournament
July 28, 29, 30 19014
SunCenter Studios, 250 N Commerce Dr Aston PA
Registration available for: