Through its commitment to the growing of esports, the Tampa Bay Rowdies is leading the way among soccer teams across USL Championship, as one of the first clubs to recognize the huge potential of esports.
The creation of Rowdies Gaming has been made possible due to a collaboration with EZ Consulting / 2UP Gaming, a leading esports Consultant Company and several local esports leaders.
Esports is the professional or semi-professional practice of playing video games in a competitive environment – whether that’s on a computer, mobile or on a gaming console, or if its’s a strategy game or soccer simulation.
The live streaming (game streaming) around non-organized competitive gaming is also an exciting part of the industry in itself, full of its own developments.
For this entry into the esport space, Tampa Bay Rowdies decided to focus on titles that enjoy great popularity worldwide, are connected to Core Business and local Colleges with Varsity Esports Programs: FIFA20, Rocket League, League of Legends and Hearthstone.
FIFA20 is a soccer simulation video game published by Electronic Arts as part of the FIFA series.
Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game. It is described as “soccer, but with rocket-powered cars”.
League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game in the three-dimensional isometric perspective.
Hearthstone is a free-to-play online digital collectible card game. Originally subtitled Heroes of Warcraft.
Rowdies Gaming aims to focus on the development of world-class athletes and professionals. The Rowdies are very serious about expanding their horizons to a new, young demographic and field amateur, semi- professionals, and professional teams (long term plan) in some games.
From an economic perspective, Rowdies Gaming wants to support their core business that is soccer with a sustainable and profitable involvement in esports.
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