Join us for a sneak peak at Hi-Rez Studio's just-finished e-Sports Studio, and get the inside info from COO Todd Harris himself! The GGDA will be some of the first people to see what is already being hailed as the greatest addition to eSports in the South, as well as a studio that will set the standard for the rest of the world. Come take a look behind the scenes at the fastest growing new part of gaming, as well as a look at how to incorporate competitive gaming into your title.

Todd Harris (@ToddAlanHarris) - Todd began his career as a software engineer at NCR before taking on product development leadership roles at Radiant Systems and BlueCube Software. In 2005, he entered the games industry when he co-founded Hi-Rez Studios, now one of the largest game development studios in the southeast.  Hi-Rez released its first game "Global Agenda" in 2010,  followed by the critically acclaimed shooter Tribes: Ascend in 2012. Todd and Hi-Rez recently released the game SMITE, a mythology themed action game which has been played by over 7.5 million people worldwide.  Todd speaks regularly at global game industry events and he advises local Georgia universities about their game development curriculum.

6 - 7 pm: Networking

7 - 8 pm: e-Sports presentation

8 - 9 pm: Networking

Admission is free for GGDA members and $5 for others.

4300 Alexander Drive. Alpharetta, GA, 30022

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