Georgia State was the 34th American university to sponsor an esports team when they did so in the fall of 2017. The team has backing from the university and a designated building to call home in the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII).
This backing gives the team confidence to grow as an asset to the university.
Georgia State and Georgia Southern have the only university-sponsored esports programs in Georgia, but Cole Gibson, digital media producer for Georgia State esports, believes without a doubt that they are the state’s best. With its potential, Director of CMII, David Cheshier thinks the esports team can become absorbed by Georgia State Athletics in the future.