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Philadelphia, PA Parks & Recreation Department partners with Nerd Street Games to offer esports

Philadelphia, PA Parks & Recreation esports programming

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The City of Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Nerd Street Games to offer esports programming. The partnership will consist of three phases: first is hosting a series of esports tournaments, second is offering an esports camp for kids ages 6 to 12, and third is offering after-school esports programming. The city is working on a budget to secure expensive gaming consoles and high-end gaming PCs for the tournaments.

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Philadelphia, PA

Municipality in Pennsylvania

United States

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Esports to be included in future Parks & Rec programming - WHYY

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Dept. partners with Nerd Street Gaming to include esports in programming, with the goal of increasing access to high-end tech.

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Philly gamers, rejoice: Parks & Rec to include esports in future programming - News Break

Bryan Dedmon never used to participate in activities at his local recreation center. The 15-year-old West Philadelphia native was simply never interested in any of the activities offered by the city. That is, until Philly’s Parks & Rec department announced in January that, in lieu of in-person events due to the city’s COVID protocols, they’d be hosting an NBA 2K21 tournament, the first time the city had ever put on an esports event.

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