Georgia College makes history with first-ever e-sports championship

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For the past several years, video game fans around the world have become increasingly enamored with e-sports, the act of watching and playing video games in a competitive setting.

With online broadcasts of amateur and professional tournaments reaching an estimated 225 million people in 2015, e-sports has quickly become one of the most popular pastimes for teens and young adults across the world. Between scores of dedicated fans, dozens of players from across the Peach Belt Conference, and one oversized projector screen, last weekend the Georgia College e-sports team accomplished something that has never been done in the history of the NCAA.

“This is the first conference championship for this league at the NCAA level – the Big 10 is hosting the second conference championships in a month and a half,” said Al Weston, Georgia College’s Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and an early catalyst for its first-ever e-sports team.

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