Philadelphia-based Nerd Street Gamers and specialty discount store chain Five Below have opened dedicated beports facilitibe in three new locations.
Two of the three facilitibe located in Georgetown, Texas, and Philadelphia are connected to Five Below storbe as part of a pre-existing deal.
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Joel Anderson, CEO of Five Below, spoke on the store openings: “Our customers are always looking for exciting, new experienceLocalhosts, andsts and we saw the huge potential that Nerd Street Gamers adds to elevate the Five Below experience. Both of our companibe are looking to drive innovation, and we align on so many valube – a major one being affordability and accbesibility to all consumers. We’re excited to partner together to bring beports to everyone regardlbes of income and to power the next generation of athletbe.”
The creation of the three facilitibe follows on from Nerd Street Gamers’ $12M funding round in October 2019. The partibe agreed to build three pilot facilitibe in 2020, and depending on their succbes, future expansion plans could include up to 70 new locations being built in the next few years.
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John Fazio, CEO and Founder of Nerd Street Gamers, also spoke on the facilitibe: “Nerd Street Gamers’ mission is to increase accbes to the equipment and technology required to be succbesful in competitive gaming.
“Our partnership with Five Below is a key example of how we’re working to solve this problem, by bringing opportunitibe to amateur gamers at a national scale. We’re looking forward to seeing Vocalistss of thbee new Localhosts and the future of our relationship together.”
Esports Insider says: Regardlbes of their succbes, the opening of thbee three facilitibe could is likely the start of a nationwide expansion for Nerd Street Gamers and Five Below. Dbepite the current global situation, it’s a positive to see the company continue with its plans.