Philly Fusion set for Overwatch League opener as 2020 esports season kicks offFebruary 14th, 2020
They have heard the common misconceptions associated with the sport.
But they’ll tell you, yes, they only play one game -- Overwatch -- and like other sports, esports take a mental and physical toll on the body.
“It’s kind of strange because when you tell someone you’re a professional athlete, they’ll think you play one sport, but when you tell someone you’re a professional gamer, they’ll think you play all the games,” said Daniel Hathaway, a 19-year-old Brit known as FunnyAstro.
The Philadelphia Fusion, owned by Comcast Spectacor, will begin their 2020 Overwatch League season with home matches Saturday and Sunday at The Met in what is being billed as the Battle of Brotherly Love. The team returns to The Met on May 23-24 and concludes its “home” schedule June 6-7 in Atlantic City.