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Skillshot Media Announces Game Development and Esports Curriculum, Toward Future Workforce Development, Delivered in Partnership with Georgia Film Academy and Georgia State University

Skillshot, April 2 2020

We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed tens of thousands of people around the world, and hundreds of thousands or potentially millions are still at risk. Economically, many employees, businesses and entire industries also face existential risk, or in the best case, a long pause. Our education institutions are dealin...

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With Traditional Sports on Hold, This is How Esports is Filling the Void

Skillshot, March 26 2020

Here's a quick look at why esports and online gaming is filling the need for entertainment and connectivity while most of the world is at home.

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NACE Announces Strategic Partnership with Skillshot Media For Comprehensive Collegiate Esports Program Offering $16M in Scholarships Annually

Skillshot, February 20 2020

The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a nonprofit membership association and the only governing body of collegiate esports in North America, today announced their strategic partnership with Skillshot Media, esports infrastructure provider and agency, to offer collegiate competition, event production, and rights commercialization.

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Grand Opening of 8 to 80 Esports Center at YWCA of Miami-Dade

Skillshot, February 20 2020

During Super Bowl LIV weekend, the Skillshot team went down to Miami to open up the latest 8 to 80 Zone in partnership with NFL Hall of Famers Steve Young and Jerry Rice, and the Forever Young Foundation. This esports and STEM center will provide underprivileged kids with access to essential technology to help them grow into the tech leaders of the...

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Georgia's Gaming Community Comes Together to Help Grant a Wish During Global Game Jam Weekend

Skillshot, January 31 2020

In a show of support for Make-A-Wish Georgia, several organizations in the Georgia gaming community have come together to fulfill Ethan’s wish of having his game about fighting cancer created and brought to market. Kennesaw State University (KSU), Skillshot Media, three developers from Hi-Rez Studios, KontrolFreek, and the Georgia Game Developers A...

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Hi-Rez Studios Co-Founder Completes Management Buy-Out of Skillshot Media and will Strategically Partner with INAP to Develop an Esports Media Center in Downtown Atlanta

Skillshot, January 16 2020

Skillshot Media, the esports entity formerly owned by Alpharetta-based game publisher Hi-Rez Studios, announced today the completion of a management buy-out by two former Hi-Rez executives. Skillshot will operate as an independent, publisher-agnostic esports solution provider and agency, and Hi-Rez Studios no longer has an ownership interest in th...

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Esports Summit, a B2B Conference Powered by INAP, Lands in Atlanta Next Week

Skillshot, November 8 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 15, Esports Summit 2019 will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center. Presented by Skillshot Media, this conference is the premier business-focused esports conference in the southeast running alongside Hi-Rez Expo and DreamHack Atlanta.

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Global Stats: Which Continents Are Seeing the Most Growth in Esports?

Skillshot, October 8 2019

This article was contributed by JBatchelder , a freelance writer. If you’d like to contribute to the Skillshot blog, please DM Skillshot Media on Twitter. Do you remember what you were doing when you were 16? It wouldn't be far-fetched to assume you were playing video games on your friend's couch. That isn't too different from what 16-year-old Ky...

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Co-founder of Twitch and Co-founder of Major League Gaming to Keynote Atlanta's Inaugural Esports Summit, Powered by INAP

Skillshot, August 22 2019

Kevin Lin, co-founder of Twitch, and Sundance DiGiovanni, co-founder of Major League Gaming, as keynote speakers at Esports Summit 2019 -- the first business-focused esports conference in the southeast. Additionally, INAP, a leading-edge provider of high-performance data center and cloud solutions, is the official “Powered By” partner of Esports Su...

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Atlanta to Host 2019 Esports Summit, Powered by Skillshot Media

Skillshot, July 16 2019

B2B Event Includes Panels, Tours and Networking Related to the Growing Esports Industry Today, Skillshot Media announced Esports Summit 2019, a business-focused esports conference that will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center November 14 - 15, in the days leading up to the international gaming festival DreamHack Atlanta 2019.

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