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Flashpoint
May 18, 2019 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the booming video gaming industry. Recently, the World Health Organization classified "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition. Locally, stories of...
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Esports Program Director Chris Shriver
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
September 20, 2018 - 10:06 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The esports craze is moving into the college ranks. Delaware Valley University will be joining more than 80 other colleges across the country when it fields its first competitive gaming team next spring through the National Association of Collegiate Esports...
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The Philadelphia Fusion esports team
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
July 30, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Close, but no cigar, for Philadelphia esports team Philadelphia Fusion. The team took on the London Spitfire in the Overwatch League finals at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn over the weekend, where $1 million was on the line. The Fusion lost in two straight sets to...
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 Philadelphia Fusion fan holds up a sign during the Overwatch League Grand Finals'
(AP Photo/Terrin Waack)
July 28, 2018 - 7:07 pm
By Terrin Waack NEW YORK (AP) — Seung-Tae Choi doesn't look the part of a traditional athlete, not with his shaggy hair, smallish build and an expression that says ready to nap rather than game on. During all the hours he spends playing video games, though, the 21-year-old from South Korea...
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The Philadelphia Fusion esports team is currently competing in The Overwatch League playoffs — a global esports league with city-based teams — where they play "Overwatch," a first-person shooter game.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
July 12, 2018 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A local sports team is looking to bring the city another championship, but for a nontraditional sport that is catching on like wild fire. Last year, electronic sports, or competitive gaming, grossed nearly $700 million. "This year is close to $1 billion in esports...
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