Esports infrastructure company Nerd Street Gamers (NSG) has announced the launch of its new monthly subscription service, Nerd Street+, as the firm looks to provide greater opportunities for gamers looking to “compete at the highest level”.
The service will allow players to gain access to live and digital weekly competitions, whilst also providing discounts on NSG’s monthly tournaments and camps for $20 (~£15) a month.
According to the release, Nerd Street+ will launch in all of NSG-owned Localhost facilities such as in Philadelphia, Denver, Austin, and St. Louis. Moreover, some of the firm’s partner venues will also offer the service. This includes the Esports Stadium in Arlington, HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas, Axis Replay in Atlanta, Balance Patch in Boston, and Digital Battlegrounds in Orlando, with more expected to be added.
John Fazio, CEO of Nerd Street Gamers commented: “By curating competitive opportunities from a variety of platforms and unifying our partner venues alongside our own, we’re organizing the esports landscape and lowering the barrier of entry for gamers.
“Thanks to our rapidly growing network of venues empowering communities with competitive experiences that anyone can participate in, Nerd Street+ will ensure every gamer has an opportunity to take advantage of the life and career opportunities esports has to offer.”
Along with the tournament access, the subscription service is said to offer PC and console hours at participating locations, plus a “variety of ongoing exclusive subscriber benefits”. NSG will also provide a digital-only subscription for $5 a month which offers access to the firm’s online tournaments and camps from home.
Jonathon Oudthone, President of Esports Stadium Arlington added: “Nerd Street Gamers has become synonymous with amateur esports in North America by building exceptional live and digital event experiences, and partnering with venues like Esports Stadium Arlington to reach more communities.
“Because of the company’s ability to produce high-quality events across a variety of platforms and games, the team is uniquely positioned to help organize the fragmented industry and build long term competitive ecosystems around local venues.”
Esports Insider says: Nerd Street+ follows in the footsteps of many esports organisations by offering a paid service to provide enhanced benefits. However, unlike other membership services, this subscription aims to strengthen player skill instead of increasing fan engagement. It’ll be interesting to see what the results are of gamers who participate in the service as this could show a glimpse into the future of esports player development.