E-sports take over FIU (includes video story)

FIU’s E-Sports club hosted its second-ever Panther Games Expo this past Saturday. The event was meant to raise money for the club and bring together people with similar interests and a passion for gaming.

The PGX has grown massively since its first attempt. Vendors sold snacks, K-pop collectibles, cards and merchandise. There were several panels, guest speakers, cosplay competitions, movie showcases and tournaments. 

Raymond Castro, a competitive Overwatch player and e-sports club member, describes what it’s like to be part of this community. 

“Being a part of the e-sports club is about having this tight-knit community,” said Castro.  “We’re all really good friends with each other. We screw around [and] have our fun, but at the end of the day we’re here being competitive and we’re working together.”

Zeth Leon is of Cuban descent. He is currently a Junior at FIU majoring in Digital Communications and Media with a concentration in digital broadcasting. After graduation, he plans to incorporate his love for sports into his work by becoming a play-by-play commentator or talk show host for a sports network.