eSports

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf celebrates after winning the Fortnite World Cup solo final at Arthur Ashe Stadium on July 28, 2019 in New York City.
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Mark Abrams
July 29, 2019 - 7:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Montgomery County teenager won the individual world title and a $3 million prize for his play in the online video game Fortnite during an international competition over the weekend in New York. Kyle Giersdorf, 16, of Pottsgrove is known in the Fortnite world as "...
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Fortnite World Cup Preview
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July 26, 2019 - 9:04 am
By Shannon Liao, CNN Business (CNN) -- Fortnite, the biggest video game in esports, is starting to lose momentum. In a bid to remain popular, Epic Games is throwing a giant Fortnite sporting event. The game involves 100 players dropping onto a fantasy island and fighting until only one remains...
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In this July 28, 2018, file photo, London Spitfire fan Rick Ybarra, of Plainfield, Ind., reacts after London won the second game against the Philadelphia Fusion during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition at Barclays Center in New York.
Mary Altaffer/AP Photo, File
July 16, 2019 - 10:07 am
By Jake Seiner, AP Sports Writer Each Overwatch League franchise will host two to five homestand weekends in 2020 as the esports league launches an unprecedented home-and-away schedule spanning three continents. The esports league on Tuesday revealed plans for each of its 20 teams to host homestand...
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KYW Newsradio
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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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: A view of the crowd at Overwatch League Grand Finals - Day 1 at Barclays Center on July 27, 2018 in New York City.
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Justin Udo
May 08, 2019 - 5:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia will host the championship for a popular gaming league that reaches all over the globe. Overwatch is a popular multiplayer, shooter video game where teams duke it out against each other in an online arena and this fall, the Overwatch League is bringing...
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Fusion Arena
Comcast Spectacor
Justin Udo
March 25, 2019 - 1:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new neighbor is getting ready to move in to the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Fusion Arena, a $50 million project, will be the home of the Philadelphia Fusion, the city's e-gaming team that competes in tournaments and leagues around the globe. The 60,000-square...
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This March 31, 2017 file photo shows a competitive video game tournament under way at Caesars casino in Atlantic City,N.J.
AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File
October 19, 2018 - 11:22 am
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new Call of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world, and the New...
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Esports Program Director Chris Shriver
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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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September 02, 2018 - 12:46 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn't certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games. But he was clear in an interview with The Associated Press at the Asian Games on Saturday about the need to meet some conditions before...
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Family members of victims of Sunday's mass shooting speak at a press conference Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla.
AP Photo/John Raoux
August 27, 2018 - 8:25 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A California man who played video games to earn money for college and a West Virginian whose e-sports winnings helped support his young family were slain at a Florida tournament where a gunman specifically targeted fellow gamers, authorities said Monday. David Katz, 24, of...
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