Nerd Street Gamers, a Pennsylvania-based esports organization, held a groundbreaking for “The Block”, the world’s first esports industry campus. The event took place at 401 North Broad Street in Spring Garden on Wednesday, April 14th.
“Esports is a really exciting industry,” said CEO John Fazio. “We talk a lot about how awesome the opportunities are that come out of it, from college scholarships to careers. What we don’t focus on is how right now it’s an industry of privilege. In order to compete, you need to be able to afford the best possible hardware. The best possible equipment. The best possible Internet. And most people, unfortunately, in our area and in our country, can’t afford that.”
The campus will feature a state-of-the-art esports arena. It will also provide opportunities for children throughout the community to join the gaming world.
(All information was provided by WPVI-TV)