Philly's esports team hopes to bring home another championship - Philly


Jul. 24, 2018 1:16 pm

Philly’s esports team hopes to bring home another championship

The Philadelphia Fusion will play three games against the London Spitfire in a bid to become the Overwatch League's inaugural champion.

Philly vs. The World.

(Video courtesy of Philadelphia Fusion)

First the Eagles, now the Fusion?

Over the weekend, the city’s first professional esports team trounced the New York Excelsior to earn its ticket to the Grand Finals of the Overwatch League, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (tickets ain’t cheap). There, the team will play three games against the London Spitfire in a bid to become the esports league’s first champion.

“It’s going to be a huge change,” Fusion coach Yann Luu told NBC Sports Philadelphia. “It’s going to be about which team can stick and adapt their routine to that location. The next few days, we’ll practice a bit when we have time. But it’s about relying on what we already built and make sure we’re ready for London.”

The team is owned by Comcast Spectacor, the division of Comcast that owns the Wells Fargo Center and the Philadelphia Flyers.

“We are extremely excited,” said Philadelphia Fusion COO Joe Marsh. “The team has been resilient in the face of adversity all season long and our scrappy Philadelphia-inspired playing style will be on full display this weekend. Our fans are a loyal and passionate group and we are ready to bring another championship home to our city.”

Here’s a recap of the team’s final match before the finals:

Already a member? Sign in here


What Data Jawn taught us about the opioid crisis, City budgets and cartoons

National Maker Faire shut down, but the Philly group says its not going anywhere

BIO 2019 was in Philly this week. Here’s what you missed



This apprenticeship program is opening the door for candidates with nontraditional backgrounds

Philadelphia, PA


Software Development Engineer in Test

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA


Senior Software Engineer – Kubernetes

Apply Now

Summer is right around the corner, and that means we’re bringing Super Meetup back

Do you know whether you work at a mission-driven company?

On The Market: Arcadia University is hiring four (!) esports coaches



How AI can help humans, not replace them

Chesterbrook, PA


Software Developer

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA - Center City


Business Analyst – Bilingual (Spanish)

Apply Now


Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!