Game on: New Jersey vies to become national esports hub

New Jersey is investing $200,000 in a center to help Atlantic City and the state become a national hub for the billion-dollar competitive video game industry.

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2021, 7:30 PM

Updated 1,033 days ago

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Game on: New Jersey vies to become national esports hub
New Jersey is investing $200,000 in a center to help Atlantic City and the state become a national hub for the billion-dollar competitive video game industry.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Stockton University signed an agreement to establish an esports Innovation Center at the university’s Atlantic City campus.
The agreement, signed on Tuesday, is the latest manifestation of New Jersey’s interest in being not only a player but a leader in the fast-growing esports industry.
Newzoo, a research firm that tracks the industry, projects it will generate $1.08 billion globally this year, an increase of 14.5% over last year.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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