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May
07

GSU PantherLan Esports Tournament

Georgia State University’s varsity esports program hosted PantherLAN Esports Tournament, with live, in-arena finals this past month at the Georgia State Sports Arena. Games in which the teams competed in include Smite, Brawlhalla, Paladins, Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

 

The Georgia Esports League announced that Greenberg Traurig LLP would be sponsoring scholarships for the winners of GEL's Southeast Regional championship April 6 at Georgia State University. Greenberg Traurig’s Video Game & Esports Group is at the forefront of the rapidly converging worlds of video games, esports, virtual and augmented reality, entertainment, mobile media, music, and social networking. Led by David I. Schulman, a technology and corporate shareholder in the firm's Atlanta office, the group currently represents multiple video game studios, esports teams, publishers, content and rights owners, and hardware developers.

 

The event also included panels and workshops by GEL and the GGDA, featuring talent and producers from multiple companies and esports organizations in the Atlanta area, including Pharaoh's Conclave. PCX owner, Erich Thomas, sat on panels discussing 'Tools of the Trade: How the Experts Plan Their Rig.', 'Esports Team Formation' and they opportunities that exist for esports teams, and 'Your Esports Fitness Regimen,' and the fitness challenges and injuries that can result from esports.

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May
06

Philadelphia Fusion will open the first US arena built for esports

 

The Overwatch League's Philadelphia Fusion will build a $50 million esports arena to host its matches and is expected to be playing in the new building by early 2021. The 3,500 seat arena will be notable as it's the first dedicated, purpose-built stadium for esports in the Western Hemisphere. 

 

 

The 60,000 square foot building will house a training facility, broadcast studio, and Philadelphia Fusion team offices. Players for the first time will be able to benefit from training opportunities and other experiences in their own dedicated esports arena.

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Mar
15

Talk Nerdy To Me

 

Be My Player Two?

 

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day this past month, I wanted to focus on couple gamers and those who game with their significant other. What could be better than sharing your favorite hobby with your favorite person?! For me, this is a relatively new experience. In all my previous relationships I was the gamer and none of my past boyfriends expressed the slightest interest in gaming. Crazy-- I know! Which is why I love that in my current relationship I am able to share my love of gaming with my boyfriend, who’s just as a big of a gamer as me! Whether he’s eating my dust in Mario Kart or dragging me through Aperture Labs in Portal 2 at speed that would even make GLaDOS mildly amused, being able to share our love of gaming has allowed us to connect in a way I have never experienced before. Other than just helping me collect all the Wumpa fruit in Crash, playing together has strengthened our relationship in unexpected ways.

 

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Mar
14

Indie Corner: Finji Co

 

 

Finji Co is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and their mission is to make new games and create new opportunities. 

 

Rebekah (Bekah) and Adam have been together since 1998, married since 2006, and started their company Finji Co the same year. The creators of Overland, they went on to publish other indie games like Night in the Woods and Tunic. 

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Mar
13

Esports Bowl 2019

The Esports Bowl was a unique event hosted by PCX and STEMWars that brought together educators and exhibiting companies to use the spirit of competition to help introduce S.T.E.M. education and careers to students. Attendees engaged in head to head competitions, hands-on simulations, workshops, and activities – while making new friends and enjoying unforgettable adventures.

 

 

 

The goal was to host organized middle & high school level esports leagues, in comfortable environments that promote healthy competition. Esports will inspire the next generation of S.T.E.M. leaders by developing a passion for S.T.E.M. careers in middle & high school and maintaining interest through continued engagement. Esports provides students with an experiential education that excites, engages, and enriches through a unique, learn-by-doing curriculum. 

Mar
12

Black History Month: Game On!

History of Black Video Game Characters

In honor of Black History Month, we take a look at the history of Black video game characters!

 

 

Kimberly Bryant: Black Girls Code

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Mar
12

Black History Month: Game On!

History of Black Video Game Characters

In honor of Black History Month, we take a look at the history of Black video game characters!

 

 

Kimberly Bryant: Black Girls Code

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Mar
12

Esports Medical Program Launched by Skillshot Media and Northside Hospital

 

Esports production company, Skillshot Media, is partnering with the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network to create “a comprehensive esports medical program for SMITE and Paladins esports athletes.”

 

 

“In discussions with the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network, it became clear that they are not only taking early notice of the rising trend of esports injuries, but also aspire to serve our pro players just like athletes in traditional sports – benefiting from nutrition, exercise, rest, and best practices for optimizing performance and prolonging careers,” said Todd Harris, president of Skillshot Media. “We are thrilled to partner with Northside to provide complementary injury-prevention services for our players and also share ongoing research with the broader esports community.”

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Mar
12

Esports Medical Program Launched by Skillshot Media and Northside Hospital

 

Esports production company, Skillshot Media, is partnering with the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network to create “a comprehensive esports medical program for SMITE and Paladins esports athletes.”

 

 

“In discussions with the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network, it became clear that they are not only taking early notice of the rising trend of esports injuries, but also aspire to serve our pro players just like athletes in traditional sports – benefiting from nutrition, exercise, rest, and best practices for optimizing performance and prolonging careers,” said Todd Harris, president of Skillshot Media. “We are thrilled to partner with Northside to provide complementary injury-prevention services for our players and also share ongoing research with the broader esports community.”

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Feb
11

Indie Corner: BitMonster

 

"Established in 2012 and based in Raleigh, NC, BitMonster, Inc. is comprised of 5 passionate senior developers, previously with Epic Games and other Triple-A studios, who headed out to explore the world of indie game development.

 

BitMonster represents an inflection point in the industry where a small group of skilled developers equipped with powerful tools can make a huge impact and shape future trends.

 

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Feb
11

Indie Corner: BitMonster

 

"Established in 2012 and based in Raleigh, NC, BitMonster, Inc. is comprised of 5 passionate senior developers, previously with Epic Games and other Triple-A studios, who headed out to explore the world of indie game development.

 

BitMonster represents an inflection point in the industry where a small group of skilled developers equipped with powerful tools can make a huge impact and shape future trends.

 

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Feb
10

We PLAY Eleague Spotlight: Dorian Fields

 

PCX is proud to showcase one of it's We PLAY eLeague members, Dorian Fields!

 

 

Dorian is a sophomore at Tucker High School and has been a part of We Play Eleague since the summer of 2017, when his high school esports club won a tournament sponsored by PCX. Each participant won a $1,000 college scholarship. This was this first of many PCX experiences that Dorian would become a part of:

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Feb
10

We PLAY Eleague Spotlight: Dorian Fields

 

PCX is proud to showcase one of it's We PLAY eLeague members, Dorian Fields!

 

 

Dorian is a sophomore at Tucker High School and has been a part of We Play Eleague since the summer of 2017, when his high school esports club won a tournament sponsored by PCX. Each participant won a $1,000 college scholarship. This was this first of many PCX experiences that Dorian would become a part of:

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Feb
09

PCX Spotlight: Andrea Richmond

PCX would like to welcome its newest member, Andrea Richmond, one of PCX’s new streamers! You can find Andrea online through her gamertag (BoredyMcbored) and she’ll be streaming each week through our Twitch channel Monday and Fridays at 7pm.

 

Andrea is immensely excited to be apart of the PCX community and has been gaming since she could remember: 

 

“One of my first gaming memories was getting a controller put in my hand and playing Streets of Rage 2 with my family on the Genesis. Since then, I've fallen in love with video games and the art that can be displayed via the medium. I love and play a litany of different games from strategy, open world, RPGs, sports, stealth and just anything that seems fun at the time. 

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Feb
09

PCX Spotlight: Andrea Richmond

PCX would like to welcome its newest member, Andrea Richmond, one of PCX’s new streamers! You can find Andrea online through her gamertag (BoredyMcbored) and she’ll be streaming each week through our Twitch channel Monday and Fridays at 7pm.

 

Andrea is immensely excited to be apart of the PCX community and has been gaming since she could remember: 

 

“One of my first gaming memories was getting a controller put in my hand and playing Streets of Rage 2 with my family on the Genesis. Since then, I've fallen in love with video games and the art that can be displayed via the medium. I love and play a litany of different games from strategy, open world, RPGs, sports, stealth and just anything that seems fun at the time. 

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