Major game producers such as Hi-Rez Studios and Blue Mammoth Games, based in Atlanta, are part of an electronic gaming business that pumps anywhere from $500 million to $3 billion into the local economy.
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Varsity players are selected for the teams in an open tryout at the beginning of every Fall semester. The only requirement to try out is being a student at Georgia State University. Varsity players must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. If you are interested, more information is available on the GSU Esports Discord.
Georgia State is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) and its 240+ affiliated varsity eSports programs. NACE offers both numerous competitive leagues through NACE Starleague as well as a governance framework to ensure varsity esports players remain academically focused and on-track to graduate.
Georgia State is also among Georgia universities starting the Georgia Esports League (GEL), which began tournament play in the fall of 2017. Along with Georgia State, students from Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University, the University of North Georgia and others will compete in the games “Rocket League.”