North American esports infrastructure company Nerd Street has secured four new strategic partners for its esports circuits.
Esports coaching platform Metafy, cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean and BenQ MOBIUZ will sponsor certain Nerd Street Champs circuits. Meanwhile, CS:GO trading platform CS.MONEY will support the FTX presents Fragdelphia tournament circuit.
CS.MONEY is the second sponsor of Fragdelphia. The platform joins cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which is the CS:GO tournament circuit’s presenting partner.
BenQ will promote its MOBIUZ product in support of all upcoming Nerd Street Champs Apex Legends. Meanwhile, Digital Ocean and Metfy will sponsor all Nerd Street Champs VALORANT tournaments.
The Nerd Street Champs Apex Legends circuit will feature four LAN tournaments before concluding with its $10,000 (~£7,979) prize pool final. The event will take place on August 25th in Philadelphia.
Stephen Csikos, Head of Programming at Nerd Street, spoke on the deals: “Through these new partnerships, we will be able to grow our Nerd Street Champs and Fragadelphia circuits while expanding our reach to new gamers who want to compete at the highest level.
“Additionally, gamers will know the spectacular services and products of BenQ Mobiuz, DigitalOcean, Metafy, and CS.MONEY through inclusion in our tournament events and broadcasts.”
Launched in March 2022, Nerd Street Champs features tournaments on Madden 22, VALORANT, Halo Infinite and Apex Legends. The three partners join fruit-flavoured sweet brand Mike and Ike and gaming chair manufacturer Mavix on its partnership roster.
In addition to hosting the circuits, the company announced a nationwide expansion of its esports camps. According to the announcement, the aim of the expansion is to build ‘healthier gaming habits’ for those participating in the programmes.