Johnny Manziel taking part in new football league being played in Georgia

While "Johnny Fan Controlled Football" doesn't have the same ring to it as his more familiar nickname, Johnny Manziel is back on a football field getting ready to help a startup league. The former Heisman Trophy winner, though, says not to assume he's trying to make his way back to the NFL.

Falcons players Benkert and Ridley take part in charity Fortnite tournament

A pair of Atlanta Falcons are trying to show they're the best NFL player at one of the world's most popular video games. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley and quarterback Kurt Benkert are taking part in the "Streamer Bowl II", a charity Fortnite tournament being played the Thursday before the Super Bowl.

Franco Escobar to represent Atlanta United in eMLS Tournament Special

MLS and FOX Sports announced Monday that a five-episode eMLS Tournament Special will kick off Sunday, April 19, on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 7 p.m. Each Sunday, MLS players and eMLS players from the same clubs will face off in single-elimination EA SPORTS FIFA 20 tournaments.

Georgia company shines with rise of eNASCAR

With the emergence of eNASCAR during the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers are turning to online racing through the platform iRacing. The steering wheel and pedal control setups can vary from driver to driver. Some are very basic, but the Rolls Royce of setups comes from the Marietta based company SimCraft.

Esports an option to fill sports void during virus outbreak

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was back on the track this past weekend -- and even a crash into the wall couldn't slow him down. In fact, it may have been Earnhardt's fastest return to the track after a wreck in his decorated career. He also was probably happy to not even have a scratch on his car after the fact.

Ready student one? Universities introduce degrees in esports

Dozens of U.S. colleges have offered varsity level esports competitions for years. But some schools are taking it a step further by adding courses as the industry's boom drives demand for professionals who know how to, for example, organize esports tournaments.

Pro esports team hosts 'homestand weekend'

The crowd was electric, players were in the spotlight and the action came right down to the very end. It sounds just like one of the many sporting events you could see any weekend in Georgia; but looked quite a bit different.