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Virtual Event InvitationATL on July 21 To Support Voter Registration Featuring a $10,000 Fortnite Tournament

Skillshot, July 8 2020

Gamers.Vote, Ghost Gaming, Skillshot Media, and the Atlanta Esports, Sports, and Music Community Come Together for Video Game Event Supporting New Voter Registration Before November Election Skillshot Media, Gamers.Vote, and esports organization Ghost Gaming today announced InvitationATL—a virtual event on July 21 focused on voter registration an...

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Georgia Uniquely Positioned for Future of Game Development in Wake of Esports, Gaming Explosion During COVID-19

Skillshot, April 22 2020

Editor's Note: The Georgia Department of Economic Development created and published this article on April 16, 2020. It is re-posted here with their permission. As we confront the effects of COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Economic Development continues to work around the clock arming our partners with the resources they need to navigate these t...

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News and Announcements

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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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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Georgia Game Development Leader Todd Harris Joins Make-A-Wish Georgia Board of Directors

Skillshot, May 2 2019

COO of Hi-Rez Studios and President of Skillshot Media will serve on the 2019 board. Make-A-Wish Georgia appoints Todd Harris, COO of Hi-Rez Studios and President of Skillshot Media to the 2019 board of directors. This appointment is an extension of Hi-Rez Studios and Skillshot Media’s dedication to Make-A-Wish Georgia as a community partner and su...

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Skillshot Media and Northside Hospital Partner to Create The First Esports Medicine Program

Skillshot, February 22 2019

In partnership with the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network in Atlanta, Skillshot Media launches the first Esports Medicine Program to benefit professional SMITE and Paladins esports players and to further medical research in the esports industry. As esports continues to grow with more organizations, teams, and players entering the scene and...

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