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About Greater Raleigh

  • U.S. Tech Hubs to Watch in 2018, Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina (VentureBeat)
  • Coveted East Coast timezone (UTC -4 EDT)
  • Non-union venues
  • #5 Most Educated Large City in America in 2020, Raleigh (AdvisorSmith)
  • Consistently one of the fastest-growing metros in the United States, Raleigh MSA
  • Tech hub that Millennials prefer to Silicon Valley in 2017, Raleigh (Forbes)
     

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
 

Talent and higher education

  • More than 189,000 students enrolled in higher education institutions across the region
  • More than 53,000 graduates enter the workforce each year
  • More than 8,739 international students enrolled at area colleges and universities   
  • Greater Raleigh is home to 10 traditional colleges and universities
  • Region's population has high percentage of college graduates
     

Esports Youth
 

A business community that loves gaming and esports

A higher percentage of current and prospective employees, customers and investors of Greater Raleigh's business community play and watch video games. The companies are motivated to support gaming and esports events and activities as they believe (like us) that this will drive growth and retention.
 

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Esports in Greater Raleigh

Companies

  • BitMonster 
  • Cisco
  • Epic Games (Fortnite)
  • Funcom 
  • IBM
  • Imangi Studios 
  • Insomniac Games (The Unspoken)
  • Lenovo 
  • Mighty Rabbit Studios
  • Red Hat 
  • Red Storm Entertainment
  • Ubisoft 
  • Virtual Heroes 

Events

  • Carolina Games Summit
  • East Coast Game Conference 
  • GalaxyCon Raleigh
  • Major League Gaming 
  • Playthrough Gaming Convention
  • Six Major Raleigh 

Collegiate teams

  • LoL Esports at NC State 
  • Wake Tech Esports

Game curricula

  • North Carolina State University 
  • Wake Tech Community College 
  • William Peace University 
  • Wake County Public School System 
     

Central East Coast location

Greater Raleigh is located on the East Coast, about halfway between New York and Florida. About one-half of the U.S. population lives within a day's drive of Greater Raleigh. Two major north-south interstates, I-95 and I-85, pass within 25 miles of Raleigh, and I-40, which runs east to west, passes through the capital city. The convenient location and the opportunity to increase event attendance are key reasons why many event rights-holders have selected Greater Raleigh.
 

Part of the Research Triangle Park and home to North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus

As one of the three corners of N.C.'s Research Triangle Region, Raleigh is certainly known for its smarts. The Research Triangle Park, the 50-year-old, world-renowned business park, and North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus, with more than 25 years of its own innovations, are Greater Raleigh's biggest science centers.

 

East Coast Location 

 

Wake County Esports

 

Research Triangle Park 

 

Triangle Map Esports