New Jersey announced it will be investing $200K into a center in Atlantic City. This comes as part of an effort to make AC a “national hub” for the esports industry.
The agreement was signed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Stockton University. The aim is to establish an “esports innovation center” at the school’s Atlantic City campus.
“I was shocked when I saw the numbers,” said Brian Sabina, the authority’s chief economic growth officer. “It’s the fastest-growing college sport in America. Nearly 500 million people tune in to watch esports events.”
According to the NJEDA, many companies have made or are planning on making significant investments in the state. This includes G3 Esports, Amazon, Esports Entertainment Group, and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment.
(All information was provided by AP News)