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Gaming with the Sixers

Summer 2021

male student playing video game in esports lab

A student previewed the new esports lab in Merion Hall in March 2020.

76ers Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League team of the Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment portfolio, has entered an interactive esports partnership with Saint Joseph’s. The partnership seeks to further the accessibility of esports while providing exclusive content and programming for Saint Joseph’s students.

“The exclusive 76ers GC content, programming and access generated through the partnership will provide a unique opportunity for students who want an inside look at the craft and business of esports,” says Kathryn Alario, vice president of marketing for the 76ers. “This partnership continues to reinforce Philadelphia’s prominent position in the esports ecosystem.” The partnership includes multiple collaborative events focusing on both esports gameplay and careers in esports, such as virtual networking opportunities, coaching clinics, guest speakers and more.

“With our already existing strong ties to the 76ers organization, our new esports programming, and with Philadelphia becoming the East Coast epicenter for gaming, it makes sense for Saint Joseph’s to partner with GC,” says Saint Joseph’s Director of Athletics Jill Bodensteiner. “This partnership builds on our commitment to esports and will provide our students unique opportunities to learn more about the growing industry academically and professionally.”

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