Agreement includes Georgia Esports League, Georgia Entertainment 100 events, broadcast, video and other initiatives focused on the state's gaming industry.
Georgia Entertainment, the state’s leading source for news, events and analysis of the creative industry, has announced a far reaching agreement with Ghost Gaming and Skillshot Media. As a result of the agreement, the companies will collaborate on content, reports, events and other initiatives around the gaming and esports industry in Georgia and beyond.
Georgia-based Skillshot Media hosts live events and live stream productions that have served over one billion engagements for some of the biggest names in gaming, corporate, sports, esports and other industry segments. Ghost Gaming, with a roster of professional esports players and content creators, is an Atlanta-based organization providing platforms to create unique partnerships in sports, music, lifestyle and entertainment.
“The gaming industry is approaching $350 billion of revenue and Georgia sits right in the middle of this growth,” said Randy Davidson President of Georgia Entertainment. “The strategic partnership with Skillshot Media and Ghost Gaming allows our business the opportunity to fully immerse our publications, events and programs with impactful content for our readers.”
In Georgia, the creative industries segment represents nearly $40 billion in revenue. The state’s investment via tax incentives for film production, video game development and other areas of the creative industries have been a major boost for Georgia. Besides game development, the state leads the nation when it comes to education-based esports initiatives. Georgia was one of the first five states to adopt esports as a varsity high school sport and there are currently 175 high schools with varsity esports programs. Georgia colleges compete in the Georgia Esports League which includes all our largest institutions and a total of 14 colleges.
“We are excited to join forces with Georgia Entertainment to help spread the benefits of gaming and esports for the state,” said Todd Harris, CEO of Skillshot Media and Ghost Gaming. “The alliance provides unique positioning for our brands within their publications and events reaching professionals throughout Georgia.”
Skillshot Media and Ghost Gaming are official partners of all Georgia Entertainment 100 and Georgia Unscripted events held throughout the state. Georgia Entertainment is an official partner of the Georgia Esports League. The agreement includes content collaborations, resource development and special events to promote gaming and esports.