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Nerd Street Gamers Teams up with Philadelphia Wings for Esports Tournament Featuring FORTNITE with $1000 Prize

February 11, 2020 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Philadelphia Wings News Release

Philadelphia, PA - As the Philadelphia Wings battle it out on turf against the Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m., gaming enthusiasts can compete in Fortnite for a chance to win the $1,000 prize pot at Localhost Wells Fargo Center during Esports Night powered by Nerd Street Gamers.

For just $25, fans can score a ticket to the Wings game and a single entry into the tournament. First place will take home the grand prize of $1,000. The tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run through halftime at Localhost Wells Fargo Center, located in the East Food Hall & Bar. Longtime producer of WMMR's Preston & Steve show Marisa Magnatta will be on-hand to host the tournament and interact with fans. For more details and to enter the tournament, visit nsg.gg/wings.

Utilizing the Bounty system, players will play a total of 3 games. Scores will be taken from each game and added to their total points. Player with the highest score at the conclusion of the tournament will be crowned champion. Most eliminations will break the tie. Peripherals (mice, mousepad, keyboards, and headsets) are provided along with Xbox and Playstation controllers. Players are not permitted to bring their own peripherals or controllers.

The second annual tournament featuring Fortnite is part of Esports Night powered by Nerd Street Gamers. Throughout the night, fans will experience a variety of Fortnite-themed in-game promotions, photo opportunities, and other fun surprises.

The Wings are now 5-3 on the season and resume their schedule with a back-to-back road set on February 15 in Buffalo and February 16 in New England. The next home game is on Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m. when they host Saskatchewan on Esports Night at the Wells Fargo Center. Single-game tickets are on sale now online through WingsLax.com or by phone at 215-952-LAX1. Fans can also follow the team @NLLWings to receive behind the scenes information as the team continues its home season at the Wells Fargo Center.

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, Comcast, SeventySix Capital, Elevate Ventures, and angel investor George Miller. For more information, follow @nerdstgamers on Twitter or visit http://www.nsg.gg.


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