PHILADELPHIA – February 4, 2021 – Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company, announced today that it is partnering with The Nehemiah Company, a real estate developer located in Arlington, Texas on an esports/gaming lounge as one of the amenities of The Truman at Arlington Commons multi-family development project. This project is the first-of-its-kind in Texas and aims to provide the highest level of gaming entertainment through high-performance gaming PCs, consoles, and gaming monitors. Tenants of the 358-unit apartment community will have access to the dedicated esports space with free game time included with their residency. The space will also be utilized for special events and esports watch parties.
“At Nerd Street, accessibility is our number one priority when it comes to providing opportunities in esports to gamers everywhere. Our partnership with The Nehemiah Company allows us to bridge the gap for gamers that live in residential spaces such as The Truman apartment community, and don’t necessarily have access to high-end gaming equipment” said Joel Velarde, Vice President of Localhost. “Additionally, this project opens the door for commercial and residential developers to provide a unique and technology-based experience to their customers and residents. We anticipate more developers will incorporate esports lounges into their projects, which aligns closely with Nerd Street’s mission of providing the platform and equipment for gamers to thrive across the planet.”
Nerd Street will maintain the lounge’s LAN center software and registration system, also allowing residents to become Nerd Street members. On-site The Truman staff will be trained by Nerd Street representatives to manage equipment, game updates, and user registration with the Nerd Street team providing remote support as part of the agreement.
Additional partners for the project include: KWA Construction, JHP Architecture / Urban Design, and Workshop Studio.
About The Nehemiah Company
The Nehemiah Company partners with local city and county governments in redevelopment of substantial, infill locations in the Arlington/DFW Metroplex, primarily focusing on housing and works in synergy with local municipalities, achieving both quality and long-term sustainability.
About Nerd Street
Nerd Street Gamers (Nerd Street) is a national network of esports facilities and events dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers. The company promotes greater access to the esports industry, laying a national framework for esports talent development and high-quality gaming tournaments. Through Localhost, its gaming and esports centers across the country, the company provides opportunities for gamers of all ages and skill levels to participate in esports tournaments, camps, team training, private events like birthday parties, and hourly play for a wide variety of video games. Nerd Street has received backing from Five Below, Comcast Spectacor, SeventySix Capital, Elevate Ventures, angel investor George Miller, and Founders Fund.