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DreamHack and ESL Enter Streaming Deal with Twitch

As part of the partnership, Twitch will become a centralised hub for streaming ESL and DreamHack competitions. The company will work directly with ESL and DreamHack to coordinate broadcast integrations and maximise sponsorships of some of the biggest esports tournaments going forward.

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CIMFest Going Online

CIMFest 2020 is still on – online and free! Even with the current pandemic, we still want people to experience CIMFest this summer. The CIMFest officials and sponsors met to discuss how to make CIMFest 2020 Virtual.

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Skillshot Organizing COV-AID for May 5

The event offers a mix of interactive, live-streamed competitions and performances, plus pre-recorded content from entertainers, athletes, and other personalities. Performers include Grammy Award-winning artist Lil Jon, Super Bowl champion Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, and others still to be announced. 

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Film Markets Looks to Post Pandemic Future

William Goldman’s adage that “nobody knows anything” when it comes to what will work in a motion picture to make it a success, could just as well be applied today to what will become of the now-shuttered industry after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.

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DreamHack Masters to move online

DreamHack announced that, due to the ongoing health and safety concerns in the world, and the interest of the safety and health of our players and staff, DreamHack Masters has been rescheduled and will move to an online format to fulfill our promise of bringing the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) community the world’s best CS:GO action.

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More Great GameDev Content Coming Up

The beginning of the Georgia Livestreaming Network has seen some amazing successes, including 7,500 views of the Georgia State University esports tournament we helped organize and promote.

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Online, Virtual Games Escape the New Reality

The men – Tyler Mercer, 24, and Chris Caldwell, 23 – call themselves Killer Instinct for online video gaming purposes, and they were at Newnan Esports on March 21 playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Six teams were competing, though the other teams were playing from homes nearby.

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March 10 GGDA Meeting Getting Bigger and Better!

We were sorry to see that GDC was postponed, but our March GGDA meeting is growing into a much larger event than originally planned. We are taking precautions to ensure a safe meeting and will have a good supply of hand sanitizer on hand.

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3 Ways to Invest in Esports Real Estate

Perhaps the biggest opportunity in esports is happening at malls. In 2019, Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) announced it would become a shareholder in Allied Esports (NASDAQ: AESE). Its first dedicated esports venue will open at the Mall of Georgia.

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Erica Lumpert of Security Associates of Coastal Georgia

Erica Lumpert is the founder and CEO of Security Associates of Coastal Georgia. The firm serves the entertainment industry across the state and Southeast. In this video, she talks about who needs security and what type of security is needed when having an event or production.  

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Hollywood in Italy, Inside Look

While generous tax breaks of 20% for local producers and 25% for foreign productions capped at $7 million were threatened to be stopped by the Italian government, the decision was reversed by a loud protest by the local industry.

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ filmed in Atlanta

Spielberg’s ’85 NBC series was inspired by historic Amazing Stories magazine, which was the very first science fiction magazine, created by writer and publisher Hugo Gernsback in 1926. Spielberg licensed the title of his television series from the magazine’s publishers. 

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Candler Park Music Festival Coming in May

The annual boutique festival will feature a powerhouse line up, including Old Crow Medicine Show, Galactic, Moon Taxi, Nahko And Medicine For The People, JJ Grey & Mofro, Spafford, The Vegabonds, Hedonistas, Voodoo Visionary and Webster.

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Savannah #1 Place to Live and Work in Film

True or not, Savannah remains committed to historical preservation: Walking through town you’ll see architectural styles ranging from Federal to Georgian to Colonial to Gothic and Greek revival. If you’re shooting a script that requires a stately old courthouse, welcome to paradise. 

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SCAD Generates $766 Million in Economic Impact for Georgia

The Savannah College of Art and Design’s (SCAD) economic impact on Georgia has reached an all-time high. According to a study conducted by Tripp Umbach, the leading national consulting firm for not-for-profit, arts, and tourism sectors, SCAD generates $766.2 million in annual economic impact for the state​.

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Georgia Keeps Booming: 2019 Another Record Year for Georgia Exports

Georgia maintains representation in 12 strategic markets, including Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, and the United Kingdom. These representatives play a critical role in facilitating international connections that generate economic success. Approximately two-thirds of Georgia trade involves markets where the state has representation.

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Esports program brings billion-dollar industry to Savannah

Escalante joined SCAD in 2018 and has been working as the university’s director of eSports. He added that he enjoys keeping his players physically active as if they were apart of a football or basketball team because reaction times and quick movements are as essential to playing esports as it is running a fourth quarter offense.

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