(From left-to-right, top-to-bottom: LAIKA, Missing Peace, Sonic Rebel, King of Sneakers, Skooly, Leah Culver, Favor, and Sage Hammond.)
Skillshot Media, Gamers.Vote and esports organization Ghost Gaming today announced the talent list for InvitationATL—a digital festival on Tuesday, July 21 filled with musical performances, videogame live-streaming and a $10,000 online invitational Fortnite tournament to raise awareness of voter registration and participation across the 133M adult gamers in the US.
“Our mission in July is to get as many gamers registered as new voters as possible” said Gamers.Vote CEO, Christie St. Martin, “With InvitationATL, Skillshot Media and the Atlanta community have embraced this mission with an incredible tentpole event featuring performers from both music and esports.”
Event participation includes Atlanta-based musicians across diverse genres including John Hopkins from the Zac Brown Band, Bill Kelliher from Mastodon, Waka Flocka, Skooly, Isaac Hayes III, Leah Culver, and more, including a world debut performance from new artist Sonic Rebel.
Programming includes casual video-games played by special guests including actor Jesse Usher, and a virtual reality DJ set by KRYOMAN - Spirit Link powered by TribeXR.
The event culminates with a 49 team $10,000 Fortnite tournament showcasing invited competitive players from esports teams FaZe Clan, NRG, Ghost Gaming, and XSET, along with top streamers and invited players from organizations including Atlanta Reign, GamersDoingThings, KontrolFreek, the National Association of Collegiate Esports and many others.
Twitch.TV is supporting this activation with a custom platform extension that directs participants and viewers to online voter registration. New Georgia Project is the local civic engagement partner.
InvitationATL will be produced by Skillshot, presented by Gamers.Vote and Ghost Gaming, with additional supporting partners including Twitch, HyperX, New Georgia Project, Respawn, Greenberg Traurig, Axis Replay, United In Gaming, KontrolFreek, Skullz, Skinz.gg, Reely, Subnation, SUBSUME, Nexus, Atlanta Reign, GamersDoingThings, Placement Music, Radar Live, Fandom, Represent Us, TribeXR, Atlanta Esports Alliance, MomoCon, and the Georgia Game Developers Association.