eSports

Jan. 4, 2023 3:01 pm

Philadelphia Fusion fans and cosplayers on losing their esports team: ‘The rug has been pulled out from under us’

With Philly's professional Overwatch League team decamping for Seoul, some dedicated fans feel stung.

Jan. 3, 2023 5:02 pm

Yes, Philly just lost its professional Overwatch team, the Philadelphia Fusion

The Fusion is transitioning to a new name, look and home base in Seoul, South Korea.

Nov. 22, 2022 9:00 am

Philadelphia Drone Soccer League is flying into West Philly

Shari Williams has a mission to expose young people in the city to the world of tech and aviation. So, what exactly *is* drone soccer?

Nov. 16, 2022 2:44 pm

AI du Pont High School is blazing a trail for esports in Delaware with this sweet new arena-slash-classroom

In partnership with Futures First Gaming, the school has plans to launch the first game industry Pathways program in the state.

Nov. 4, 2022 8:30 am

From Fortnite ads to the metaverse, it’s all about branding

Hot take: "The metaverse is simply gaming for brands," ESPAT TV CEO Dante Simpson said in a virtual talk at Futures First Gaming's Fall Brawl.

Nov. 3, 2022 4:00 pm

Comcast Spectacor rethought its plans for a Fusion Arena. Philly’s esports scene is growing anyway

A growing number of in-person esports facilities, teams and gaming companies have found footing here in the last few years. Does Philadelphia actually need its own dedicated esports venue?

Oct. 11, 2022 4:49 pm

This South Philly educator is raising money for a tech education and esports space

Brandon Washington is launching his second fundraiser for the 1901 community space, this time with a $50,000 goal.

Sep. 21, 2022 1:23 pm

‘You have to build culture’: MKEsports Alliance’s founder talks esports’ potential

With MKEsports Alliance, founder Brandon Tschacher envisions a future in which a more unified esports scene gaming can bring millions of dollars and equitable STEM opportunities to Milwaukee.

Aug. 17, 2022 6:35 pm

Just-launched esports startup Regression Games raised a $4.2M seed led by NEA

Founded by a recent Philly transplant, the two-month-old company (yes, really) makes a low-code, AI-driven platform for gaming.

Jul. 18, 2022 3:35 pm

How can esports leave the worst of corporate America behind? Ask these 5 women

Members of Evil Geniuses leadership gave the audience at Futures First Gaming's Girls Who Game panel a look at a side of the esports industry that strives for representation.