When Karl Hofmann thinks of esports, he thinks of camaraderie. It’s that very idea that sparked him to establish the esports program at Ferndale Area High School, near Johnstown, which began competition this past academic year.
Adrian “Deathwalker” Benko is a member of the Pittsburgh Knights' "Smite" team. Here's what he had to say about his life as an esports professional.
Brett Marabito recalled that video game series such as “Madden NFL” and the currently discontinued “NCAA Football” offered a “skewed version of reality” when it came time to run his traditional old-school attack during his days as a quarterback at Laurel Valley High School in New Florence.
While the Steel City was keeping its economy thriving in fields such as medical technology, robotics and artificial intelligence, there was one tech wave that the 'Burgh hadn't bothered to catch: competitive gaming.
EDINBORO – The stairwell inside Edinboro University's Hamilton Hall has all the neutral, antiseptic charm of a mid-century institutional building: walls of glossy brick, a color somewhere between straw yellow and avocado green; brushed steel handrails, straight and slender with no filigree.
There were some people that were unhappy with Chris Rhodes for starting up an esports program at Edinboro University.
The tech's world's newest multimillionaire wasn't some Silicon Valley wiz who came up with a hot new app, or a scientist who made a breakthrough in quantum computing. It was a 16-year-old kid from from Pottsgrove, Pa. And he got rich by being really, really good at a video game.
Brawl on the Bay represented the Erie region's first foothold in the ever-growing world of competitive video gaming, known as esports.