A Rising Storm
Available on iTunes
A burgeoning STEM university finds legitimacy in the most unlikely of places: varsity esports. Coming off its inaugural year, where its Overwatch team won ESPN’s National College Esports Championship, the Harrisburg University Storm’s Overwatch and League of Legends teams fight through the threat of a sophomore slump in an adversity-filled preseason. Meanwhile, the University as a whole is setting its sights on an even loftier goal: becoming the Northeast hub of a budding billion-dollar industry — something that could jettison Harrisburg University and its struggling hometown city to unprecedented heights. “A Rising Storm” takes an in-depth look at the growing college esports industry through the lens of its most ambitious program, the Harrisburg University Storm. Featuring esports veterans, Chad “HistoryTeacher” Smeltz, Alex “Xpecial” Chu and Joe “Joemeister” Gramano, as well as promising newcomers, “A Rising Storm” is an insightful watch for gaming fans and sports documentary fans alike.
Starring Chad "HistoryTeacher" Smeltz, Alex "Xpecial" Chu, Joe "Joemeister" Gramano
Director Adrian Selkowitz