Calling all gamers and gaming enthusiasts! George Mason University’s Student Involvement and the Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Mason’s Computer Game Design Department, and GMU Esports, team up once again for GAMEmason, an engaging all-day gaming convention. This year we are virtual but we are will bringing you some amazing educational content, tournaments, speakers and performers, and more!

Join us on April 17  from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. virtually


11am – Kickoff event – Darren Korb

12pm – 4pm – Consecutive Educational Sessions

11am-4pm – Super Smash Tournament Day 2 and Finals

1pm-3pm – Overwatch Community Pop Up Finals

4-5pm – Closing Keynote – Carolina Ravassa

11am-5pm – Triforce Quartet pre-recorded performance

GAMEmason is advised for participants ages 18 and older and will include content rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Tournament entry will be limited to participants ages 18 and up. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

FREE for Mason students! Registration info here ⬅️

2021 Keynotes and Performances

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Student Involvement

Student Involvement encourages students and staff to think creatively. We want everyone to contribute ideas and think of new ways they may enhance campus and their experience at Mason. We offer opportunities to put your ideas into action, learn from hands-on experiences, meet new people, develop life-long friendships and gain skills that will help you be ready for wherever your future takes you!

The Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts is part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), whose mission is to make the arts an intrinsic part of the lives of every George Mason University student and area resident. The Great Performances at Mason season is integral to the College’s mission, providing a diverse program of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the entire University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area.

The College’s professional presenting division plays an important role in enriching the academic programs across the University through performances that examine important issues and bring global cultures to Mason. Each year, CVPA students have opportunities to interact with artists from the Great Performances at Mason season through master classes and residencies. Through the Free Tickets for Mason Students program, all Mason students are invited to experience the many inspiring performances at the Center.

Computer Game Design

The 120 credit Computer Game Design program enables students to focus on the artistic components of computer game design while providing them with the technical skills prerequisite to the field. Required courses include computer science, art and visual technology, music, the humanities, and computer game design. The required internship provides students with practical experience that enhances their employability postgraduation. Students study both the sciences and the arts, all in a revolving-role team-based, project-based new pedagogical environment. The GMU Computer Game Design program hosts the only U.S. Serious Game Institute (in partnership with the University of Coventry U.K.), that concentrates on game-related applied research and new innovative game company cultivation.

George Mason University Esports

George Mason University Esports (GMU Esports) aims to promote video games and competition through social, competitive, and intercollegiate play. We are a student club that organizes tournaments and social events to bring gamers together. You can find our Discord server link as well as a list of upcoming events on our Facebook page: