Game Gym expands to Tampa Bay with strategic partnership and new training platform.

The esports company will team up with Black Dog Gaming to teach young gamers about healthy gaming.

St. Petersburg/Tampa, FL. –– APRIL 24, 2023 –– Game Gym, a leading provider of esports training and programming, is today announcing its expansion to St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida as it teams up with Black Dog Gaming (a division of Black Dog Venture Partners) to promote its new esports training platform and virtual summer camps. This new partnership will bring top tier esports training to the tens of thousands of young gamers in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area.

“Five years ago, we launched Game Gym as a place to help young people improve their skills in their favorite games while also being an outlet to showcase how esports is a valid extracurricular activity,” Game Gym founder and CEO Josh Hafkin said. “Our expansion to Tampa Bay will allow us to make a splash in the region’s rapidly growing esports scene and provide our award-winning programming to a new group of gamers.”

Game Gym’s premier product is the Game Gym app, a mobile esports training platform providing video workouts and practice routines for gamers of all ages. With content in Super Smash Bros, Minecraft, Rocket League, League of Legends, and more, Game Gym takes a practice approach similar to traditional “stick and ball” sports to help improve the players’ skills while also instilling healthy habits. The app also features content directed toward healthy gaming and content for parents.

“What sets Game Gym apart is its dedication to the local community,” said Scott Kelly, President, and CEO of Black Dog Gaming. “The company’s summer camps are award-winning in the DC metro area, so we’re eager to bring the whole playbook to Tampa Bay.”

To learn more about Game Gym and its programming visit You can also learn more about Black Dog Gaming by visiting

About Game Gym

Game Gym is a leading training platform and programming provider. Since 2018, Game Gym has offered a healthy and holistic approach to video games with structured sessions and certified coaches designed to help kids game better and smarter! Launching in March, The Game Gym app offers video workouts with practice routines for young gamers while rewarding them for continuing to practice. Game Gym’s year-round programming provides training and educational opportunities for gamers of all ages. For more information, visit

About Black Dog Gaming

Black Dog Gaming is the esports and video game division of Black Dog Venture Partners. Our goal is to provide a suite of marketing and business development services to video game developers and esports organizations. For more information, visit

About Black Dog Venture Partners

Black Dog Venture Partners is a business accelerator that provides access to funding through our network of 13,000 investors, business development through our network of 40,000 business partners, sales/marketing and executive coaching services for disruptive companies. BDVP also hosts VC Fast Pitch which connects startups with the nation’s top investors.

Media Contact

Scott Kelly, CEO
Black Dog Gaming/Black Dog Venture Partners 480-206-3435

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