PHILADELPHIA, JANUARY 21, 2020 -- Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers, today announced a partnership with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, a world-leader in orthopaedic care, to promote healthy habits for gamers of all ages and skill levels. This strategic partnership is being launched alongside the Philadelphia Fusion, who has named Rothman Orthopaedics as their Official Team Doctor.
As the popularity of esports continues to rise, Nerd Street Gamers and Rothman Orthopaedics are dedicated to working together to educate parents, fans, and gamers about healthy gaming. A passion for esports can be discovered at a young age, and developing awareness as well as best practices around training, practicing, and competing is important for the growth and success of the industry.
“Similar to traditional sport athletes, esports competitors need to be mindful of their mental and physical wellbeing to perform at a high level,” said John Fazio, Founder and CEO of Nerd Street Gamers. “By partnering with Rothman Orthopaedics, one of the most respected names in sports medicine, we are making significant steps to educate and promote healthy lifestyles for the esports community as a whole.”
“Rothman Orthopaedics has always focused on partnering with organizations that give us a platform to educate communities on the latest health guidance,” said Mike West, CEO of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. “Gaming is an emerging sector, one that many health professionals aren’t paying attention to. With the increase of participation among esport athletes, it’s important they receive clear information about ways they can stay healthy.”
“We are excited to be one of the leaders in orthopaedics that recognizes the opportunities within the gaming industry,” says Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. “Contrary to belief, esport athletes should be afforded the same level of care that your typical athlete receives—and that means providing amateur and professional esport athletes access to high-level musculoskeletal care from some of the world’s best orthopaedic physicians.”
Under the terms of the partnership, Rothman Orthopaedics will sponsor Nerd Street Gamers Summer Camp series. Rothman Orthopaedics physicians will also hold seminars on gamer health at the camps and at Nerd Street Gamers’ Localhost venues in the Philadelphia area. The Sessions will invite parents, gamers, and other interested individuals and organizations to hear from the experts about best practices for physical and mental health in gaming, and answer questions from the audience.