Games Week Georgia, a week-long event celebrating Georgia’s esports and gaming industries, has unveiled a slate of events taking place in the state from December 11th to 17th.
The events include DreamHack Atlanta and the GirlGamer Esports Festival in addition to the Esports Summit and SIEGE conference.
Kicking off Games Week Georgia, on December 11th the Plaza Theater will have a special screening of a yet-to-be-announced film as well as host a gaming panel.
Taking place on December 13th, GirlGamer Atlanta will feature women’s teams competing in Rocket League for a chance to represent the United States at the international finals. Atlanta is one of five locations that form part of the GirlGamer Esports Festival World Circuit.
On December 14th, the Esports Summit features a range of presentations from industry leaders in addition to workshops operated by companies within the esports and scholastic esports sectors.
From December 15th to 17th, DreamHack returns to Atlanta for the first time since November 2022. The 2023 event sees a $100,000 (~£82,049) Fortnite tournament taking place alongside the Call of Duty Mobile World Championship and the ESL Challenger CS:GO competition.
Over the years, the United States has continued to develop itself as an esports destination through new esports venues, hosting major events and its sizeable collegiate ecosystem.
Within the US, the state of Georgia in particular has become a popular location for gaming and esports events. Most recently, in June 202 tournament organiser BLAST and game developer Ubisoft announced the second Rainbow Six Major will take place in Atlanta.
Grant Wainscott, Vice Chair of the Atlanta Esports Alliance, commented on the news: “Georgia, specifically metro Atlanta, has become a thriving hub for gaming and esports.
“This jam-packed week invites gamers from around the world to celebrate the breadth and depth of the incredible ecosystem we have quietly build here in recent years.”