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Expansion City: After MLS success, Atlanta gets esports team

Aug. 2, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta is set to add another expansion franchise — this time in esports. The Overwatch League announced Thursday that Atlanta will join the global, city-based esports circuit in 2019, its second season. The team will be managed by Atlanta Esports Ventures, a partnership between Cox...

Fending off Fortnite: Can Overwatch stay atop esports world?

Jul. 28, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Overwatch League has planted its flag atop the esports mountain. But just like its twitchy-thumbed superstars, the premier circuit can't afford to sit still. Not as long as Fortnite commands the rest of the gaming universe. The Fortnite phenomenon has put Overwatch in a strange...

Are esports sports? Overwatch players sure act the part

Jul. 28, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

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 certainly acts it. "We're not...

Brady: 'Ridiculous' to link Edelman suspension, body coach

Jul. 28, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady calls it "ridiculous" to suggest the suspension of Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is tied to the quarterback's personal health coach. The questions about Alex Guerrero on Saturday prompted Brady to abruptly end his first media availability of training camp. "I have no...

What's Overwatch? Why is it on ESPN? An AP esports explainer

Jul. 26, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is set to make a major trade this weekend: LeBron for Lucio. Brady for Bastion. Serena for Soldier: 76. North America's biggest sports platform is ready to embrace competitive gaming, and it's wagering that traditional sports fans are, too. The Overwatch League, an esports circuit with...

Patriots Training Camp Capsule

Jul. 21, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4) OPEN CAMP: July 26, Foxborough, Massachusetts LAST YEAR: New England lost twice in its first four games but recovered to win 11 of its final 12 behind MVP season of quarterback Tom Brady. He impressed at age 40, throwing for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He did so...

AFC East Training Camp Capsules

Jul. 21, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4) OPEN CAMP: July 26, Foxborough, Massachusetts LAST YEAR: New England lost twice in its first four games but recovered to win 11 of its final 12 behind MVP season of quarterback Tom Brady. He impressed at age 40, throwing for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He did so...

Mets' Wilpons on brink of championship _ in esports

Jul. 16, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon may not need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior have been...