Piedmont and Ghost Gaming Partner to Keep Georgia Gamers Healthy

Oct. 25, 2022

Piedmont and Ghost Gaming Partner to Keep Georgia Gamers Healthy

Atlanta (Oct. 25, 2022) – Piedmont and Atlanta-based gaming and esports organization Ghost Gaming are partnering toward health and wellness programming and activations for amateur and professional videogame players across Georgia.

As part of the partnership, Piedmont becomes the exclusive health-care partner of the Georgia Esports League (GEL).

GEL operates and broadcasts esports competitions between colleges and universities throughout the state of Georgia regardless of size or conference affiliation, including four-year universities, two-year technical colleges, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  For the Fall of 2022, Georgia colleges are competing in the popular game Rocket League with the Finals hosted in conjunction with the Esports Summit event on Friday, Nov. 18.

“Piedmont empowers Georgians by helping them to reach their full potential,” said Piedmont Chief Marketing Officer Douwe Bergsma. “We are excited to partner with an organization that is at the forefront of technology and is helping Georgia to grow. With Piedmont having more than 1,400 locations that serve communities across the state and with GEL competitors being located all over Georgia, it’s a natural fit for Piedmont to partner with Ghost Gaming and the Georgia Esports League”.

For GEL college competitors and Ghost Gaming’s professional competitors, Piedmont and Ghost Gaming will provide guidance regarding the importance of physical, mental, and nutritional wellbeing to competitive and professional success.

“Partnering with Piedmont allows us to highlight the importance of physical health and mental health with our Ghost Gaming competitors and across the broader gaming community,” said Todd Harris, Ghost Gaming CEO.  “Piedmont’s capabilities and health care network extends across the entire state, allowing us to activate and educate with colleges across Georgia and help establish the right wellness practices at those college esports programs.”

Piedmont will also present on gaming and wellness at the Esports Summit business event hosted in Atlanta on Nov. 17-18.  Esports Summit is a conference of global thought leaders in gaming and esports that occurs before the DreamHack Atlanta gaming festival.

About GHOST GAMING (www.ghostgaming.com)

Ghost Gaming is an Atlanta-based organization cultivating the best talent in gaming, providing platforms to create unique partnerships in sports, music, lifestyle and entertainment. Ghost Gaming has a roster of professional esports players and creators across multiple videogame titles, including Fortnite, Rocket League, Valorant, PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty and homegrown Atlanta game, Brawlhalla. With millions of social media followers across all platforms, Ghost is committed to finding and developing exceptional talent that represents the diverse gaming landscape.

About Piedmont (https://www.piedmont.org/)

Piedmont is empowering Georgians by leading change in health care. We continue to fuel Georgia’s growth through safe, high-quality care close to home — an integrated health care system that provides a hassle-free and unified experience. We are a private, not-for-profit organization that for centuries has lived up to our purpose to make a positive difference in every life we touch in the communities we serve.

Today, our organization is supported by a work force of more than 37,000 who care for 3.4 million patients across1,400 locations and serve communities that comprise 80 percent of Georgia’s population. This includes 22 hospitals,64 Piedmont Urgent Care centers, 26 QuickCare locations, 1,875 Piedmont Clinic physician practices and more than2,800 Piedmont Clinic members.

Piedmont has provided $1.4 billion in uncompensated career and community benefit programming to the communities we serve over the past five years. In 2022, Forbes ranked Piedmont No. 166 on its list of the Best Large Employers in the United States. In 2021, the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that rates hospitals on safety, awarded Piedmont more A grades than any other system in Georgia.

About Georgia Esports League (https://www.georgiaesports.org/)

The Georgia Esports League is Georgia’s official esports college platform, providing member schools with a competitive platform, tournaments, live-streamed finals, esports courses & curriculum, coaching certification, and a code of conduct.

Ghost Gaming contact: marketing@ghostgaming.com

Piedmont contact:john.manasso@piedmont.org or 678-234-4012

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