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August 26, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kyra Wills-Umenstock




Event will include ​panel with founders, demos from students and local game developers, and video game tournaments

New York, NY — Student leaders from the Esports and Game Design Collective of Hunter College, as well as students and alumni from across the City University of New York have come together to form the EGD Collective, a new nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of the games industry in NYC and removing the barrier of entry through affordable education. The official Launch Event will be held September 8th, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at OS New York to celebrate the beginnings of this new organization.

WHAT: EGD Collective Launch Event

WHO: Students, industry leaders, local community members

WHEN: Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

WHERE: OS New York
50 Bowery, New York, NY 10013


Founded in 2019, the Esports and Game Design Collective (EGD) is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the accessibility of the games industry in NYC through affordable education and public programming. The EGD advances a diverse, rapidly growing industry and supports all who care for, study, and work in games. Learn more at


All operations are online through Discord as a result of COVID-19

Our office is open 12PM-11PM ET Monday through Friday. Please note that the office closes early on Fridays at 4PM to prepare for our peak operating hours.


930 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10065

TH 307


The EGD Collective as a whole is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Hunter College or any other entity. All product and company names are the registered trademarks of their original owners. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder of their product brand. BUT:

The EGD Collective chapter of Hunter College is officially connected with Hunter College as a chartered undergraduate student organization through the Office of Student Activities. EGD of Hunter College is affiliated with the entities listed here. The official Hunter website can be found at




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