Philadelphia-based Nerd Street Gamers has announced its National Championship Series (NCS) Minor for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

The Minor will take place at the inaugural Player Omega, an esports tour which will host its inaugural event on November 9th-10th in Pomona, California

John Fazio, CEO of Nerd Street Gamers discussed the move in a release: “Our mission for the National Championship Series is to give players an in-person competitive opportunity to develop and showcase their skills. Player Omega gives us a chance to expand our reach across parts of the country that are too often overlooked. We want Nerd Street Gamers and the National Championship Series community to help connect gamers all over the United States.”

The announcement comes just days after Nerd Street Gamers revealed fruit-flavoured sweet brand Mike and Ike as a partner for the NCS for 2020. Taking place across 10 cities in North America, amateur players will get the opportunity to compete for up to $30,000 (£23,085.30) in prize money.

Jon Bukosky, CEO of Player Omega added: “Nerd Street Gamers has always put players first so they were a must to join us for our first event and to be a tour partner in 2020. We want to reach every skill level at Player Omega, and NCS hosting CS:GO and Apex Legends tournaments is a significant offering for competitive players.”

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