Gwinett Technical College Esports Panel – How to break into esports

August 15, 2022
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August 15, 2022 chase peterson

On Tuesday August 9th over 75 students gathered for the Georgia Game Developers event at Gwinnett Technical College. The event, How to break into game dev and esports, was from 6-9pm and students, faculty and gamers from across the state attended to get a first hand look at some of the indie games and studios that were present, network with others and attend the 2 educational panels offered by the GGDA.

The first panel focused on game development and panelist included Hi-Rez Studios HR director, Beat the bomb development team and voice actor/entrepreneur Bob Carter.

The How to break into game development panel opened with backgrounds on each panelist and was quickly followed with a tips and tricks session. Some of the points covered were on how to get a job in the industry, what skills are most important, where you can go to get job skills, what to include in a portfolio and what it takes to make it in this industry.


The Second Panel ( esports panel ) How to break into Esports

Panelist included the following; Atlanta Premier Founder Chase Peterson, Adjunct professor at Georgia Film Academy / Program Director at Skillshot, Cooper Fiscus-van Rossum and Owner of Eastside Esports League, Jeanna Dawson.

List of questions asked to the Panel –

  • How do you spell esports?
  • What is esports so how do you break into esports and how do you know if you’re in esports?
  • How do you know when its time to stop competing and start casting or go in another direction? 
  • How did we get our start in the esports industry? 
  • What is an example of a training regimen in order to be a competitive player?
  • What is an example of a training regimen in order to be a good streamer?
  • Who has the best collegiate esports program in Georgia? 

View the full panel transcript below:

Thanks for hosting Georgia Game Developers Association & Gwinnett Technical College.

Gwinnett Technical College | Georgia Game Developers Association | Eastside Esports League

chase peterson

Founder of Atlanta Premier | building up esports in #ATL Georgia, Veteran Supporter | Business Inquiries: Chase@atlantapremier.gg
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