Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has one of the best esports teams in the country, and now they’re getting some cinematic love.
The Harrisburg Storm is the subject of a new 30-minute directory, which will be premiering at the PAX West Convention on Sept. 17 and streaming on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Google Play afterwards.
“A Rising Storm: The Burgeoning World of College Esports” goes in-depth on the creation of the team, following them as they move up the ranks to become national champions two years in a row — the Harrisburg Storm won the ESPN National Overwatch Championships in 2019 and 2020. Cowboy Bear Ninja, a Harrisburg-based production company, made the movie, which was the creation of both Harrisburg University and Pavone Group.
The documentary will be premiering just as the 2020 HUE Invitational, the largest collegiate esports tournament in North America, begins. HUE is hosted by Harrisburg University. You can see photos from last year’s event at this link.
Viewers can watch the livestream of the “A Rising Storm” premiere at PAX by going to the PAX2 Twitch channel. The event begins at 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 17. Afterwards there will be a live chat with the documentary director, Adrian Selkowitz, and the key members of the Storm’s leadership team: head coaches Joe Gramano and Alex Chu and esports program director Chad Smeltz. For more information on the premiere, check out the official PAX website: online.paxsite.com.
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