With 12,000 direct and indirect jobs in digital entertainment, the gaming and esports industry makes a $950 million economic impact in Georgia each year.
Georgia’s colleges and universities also train a robust pipeline of talent for careers in the digital entertainment and gaming industries.
Georgia was also the first of five states to approve sanctioned varsity esports competition in high school.
In Fall 2020, the Georgia Film Academy launched Georgia’s Digital Entertainment, Esports & Game Development workforce development program, offering students exposure, training, and placement in one of the fastest-growing industries in the state.
In partnership with Skillshot Media this initiative became a GFA certification pathway with an introductory course, specialty craft courses, and internship/apprenticeship opportunities. The courses are offered at GFA’s hub at Skillshot Media.
Ghost Gaming is the official professional team sponsor of the Georgia Esports League.
Ghost currently has top performing North American competitive teams and/or creators in the games Rocket League, Valorant, Fortnite, Call of Duty, and other titles.
Ghost Gaming actively engages with GEL programs and competitors in order to develop competitive esports talent locally for the region and toward future Ghost Gaming professional opportunities as Competitors or Creators.
Skillshot is the owner and operator of the Georgia Esports League. Skillshot delivers the tournaments, live-events, broadcasting, and commercial sponsorship sales for GEL.
Skillshot connects leading brands, engaged gaming fans, and positive social impact. Skillshot has operated over 100 events, paid out over $10M in esports prizing, and delivered over 1 billion video views of esports content.
Piedmont is empowering Georgians by leading change in health care. We continue to fuel Georgia’s growth through safe, high-quality care close to home — an integrated health care system that provides a hassle-free and unified experience. We are a private, not-for-profit organization that for centuries has lived up to our purpose to make a positive difference in every life we touch in the communities we serve.
IThe Technical College System of Georgia provides a unified system of technical education, adult education, and customized business and industry training through programs that use the best available technology and offer easy access to lifelong education and training for all adult Georgians and corporate citizens.
The Georgia Creative Communities Project (GCCP) is an economic development initiative created to help Georgia establish a strong creative economy by informing, educating and connecting Georgia communities about traditional & non-traditional resources and opportunities available in a variety of creative sectors such as: Gaming, Animation, Post-Production, Music, and more.
The GCCP Mission is to help Georgia communities utilize local creative sectors to position themselves for economic opportunities while growing Georgia’s reputation as a state that embraces the future through creative innovation.
The Georgia Game Developer Association (GGDA) has mission to promote the growth and success of game developers in Georgia by providing oversight and guidance of government and academic involvement, identification and availability of resources, creation and application of best practices and certifications.
When your school joins the Twitch Student Program, we’ll help educate and empower students while offering awesome perks like official Twitch team pages, swag and event support, and even an official Twitch Partnered channel. Whatever your school colors, you can still #BleedPurple with Twitch.
The Atlanta Esports Alliance is a private 501(c)6 division of the Atlanta Sports Council (ASC), comprised of business and community leaders in the esports ecosystem working to further metro Atlanta's position as a global leader in the space. Its unique structure allows the Alliance to leverage the championship pedigree of the ASC as it bids on, wins, and then manages major esport events and investment.
The*gameHERs is a women-led community dedicated to amplifying and centering the voices of women gamers and gamers of marginalized genders, who are comfortable in spaces that center women. This is a sexist-free space for the casual players, the hardcore gamers, the techies, the streamers, the designers, the cosplayers, and the developers. Our mission is to advance the role, voice, image, and power of all the*gameHERs in the game industry. We welcome all humans who value this mission.
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is a 501(c)(3) non profit with a mission to provide opportunities for ALL students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life.