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The Carolina Games Summit will feature a session titled: “Collegiate Esports: Current State of the Industry by Paul Christianson of Barton College on Saturday, February 1st at 6pm at The Maxwell Center in Goldsboro, NC. The panel will also be streamed live at

“College esports has seen significant growth in the last few months,” says Michael Everett Creative Director of Carolina Games Summit. “We are excited to get an update on collegiate esports from one of our closest universities, Barton College, who recently invested heavily in the esports space by building their own arena in late 2019.”

Paul Christianson currently serves as the Head Esports Coach at Barton College. Coach Christianson carries substantial knowledge of the competitive esports industry and is a past winner of the D&S Beverages Madden Bowl and multiple local Halo tournaments.

Aside from his duties as Head Coach of the esports team, Coach Christianson currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Barton College and carries advanced coaching certifications from the American Sport Education Program, Australian Sports Commission, IMG Academy, and Titleist Performance Institute.

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

About Barton College
Located in Wilson, North Carolina, Barton College is an academic community of approximately 1,000 students and 200 faculty and staff. Nationally recognized for its programs in education, deaf education, nursing, and social work and for its championship athletic teams, the school maintains a close-knit atmosphere and emphasizes individual attention and engaged learning. Additional information can be found on the official web site:

About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® hosts events throughout the year to give amateur esports enthusiasts access to professionally run tournaments as well as industry advice and contacts. Our goal is to provide a clear path for all individuals seeking a career in professional gaming through scholarships, educational opportunities, and professionally run tournaments. Additional information can be found on the official web site:

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