Philadelphia Fusion to host first Overwatch League match in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Fusion

Philadelphia Fusion to host first Overwatch League match in Philadelphia

For the first time since their inception in 2017, the Fusion will play a full-squad professional Overwatch League match in Philadelphia on Dec. 1 at Lucky Strike in Center City. 

The Fusion Homecoming Showmatch takes place from 2 p.m to 7 p.m., and will put Fusion players Gael “Poko” Gouzerch, Jae-Hyeok “Carpe” Lee, Isaac “Boombox” Charles, Josue “Eqo” Corona, Joona “Fragi” Laine, Elijah “Elk” Gallagher, Alberto “Neptuno” Gonzalez, Simon “Snillo” Ekstrom and Su-Min “Sado” Kim against an unnamed opponent in a virtual six-on-six Overwatch League exhibition match. 

The offseason event is hosted by Overwatch League personality Mitch Leslie and will feature an appearance from new Flyers mascot Gritty. Interested fans can receive a unique viewing experience of the Overwatch League action for $25, or they can purchase VIP access for $100, which includes swag and exclusive access. 

Overwatch League is heading into its second season in early 2019, with all 20 geo-based teams stationed in California. Official league matches take place at Blizzard Arena in Burbank, which makes the Homecoming Showmatch the first of its kind for the Fusion.

Overwatch League teams, which represent cities like Paris, France, and Shanghai, China, are expected to play league matches in their home cities beginning in the next few years, with no official date determined. Until then, Dec. 1 will be the first chance Fusion fans will be able to catch the full team compete live in Philadelphia.

Defined by an underdog mentality, the Fusion are coming off a successful inaugural season, finishing behind the London Spitfire for the first-ever championship. The Spitfire took the best-of-three title series, 2-0, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. 

Visit here for more information on the event.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned


1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Philadelphia Wings sign teen cancer survivor to one-day contract

Philadelphia Wings sign teen cancer survivor to one-day contract

The Wings may have gotten themselves a new good luck charm.

The team won its second straight home game against the Rochester Knighthawks on Sunday night and in attendance was Malvern Prep freshman Lucca DiBartolomeo.

Last week, the 15-year-old signed a one-day contract with the Wings. The contract included his own customized jersey, locker stall and a chance to experience what it’s like to be a part of the team.

Lucca is a Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor. The Wings and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Random Acts of Light program worked together to give the teen this surprise.

Wings forward Matt Rambo spoke with CBS reporters about the team’s plans to give Lucca an “experience of a lifetime.”

“Just have a good celebration and bring him onto our team and into our family and join us in the locker room and pregame just to show him how it’s done at our level.”

Malvern Prep’s Varsity Lacrosse Coach John McEvoy and Wings Assistant General Manager Joe Carlini also helped to orchestrate the surprise for Lucca. McEvoy played professionally for the Philadelphia Wings (1991-2002) where he was an All-Star and team captain.

Lucca’s surprise was a success. He was shocked to be greeted by Rambo and his teammate Kevin Crowley while at school.

“I had no idea," Lucca said. "I walked up here, I was so surprised. I was so happy to be with my favorite players."

Just before the game, he joined the players in the locker room where Crowley and Trevor Baptiste were happy to help suit him up and welcome him to the team.

Head coach Paul Day described Lucca as someone who represents what the Wings should be about.

“It really gives you perspective on how lucky we are to be involved in professional sports," Day told Fox29, "and how lucky we are to meet a tough kid like him.”