Image credit: NSE / DrayTek
UK university esports body National Student Esports (NSE) has partnered with networking hardware brand DrayTek.
The partnership will see DrayTek become NSE’s Official Speed Partner, and will equip NSE events with high-speed networking solutions. The brand will also sponsor in-person student activations, such as the DrayTek Speed Test.
The partnership will support NSE esports events with DrayTek networking products, which NSE says will offer a faster and more stable experience for players and fans.
As the official partner of NSE, DrayTek will also work with the organisation during the Insomnia Gaming Festival during which the finals of the British Esports University Championship will take place.
The two companies revealed DrayTek would become immediately involved with what NSE claims is the UK’s largest gaming community. Activations are also planned, but so far only the DrayTek Speed Test has been announced.
DrayTek said that the event will “see students compete against one another to accomplish several different challenges as fast as they can.” It did not announce which games will the students play as a part of the challenges.
DrayTek is a prominent producer of routers and networking equipment, based in Taiwan. The company offers enterprise products for large-scale operations. This is the first venture into esports for the company.
National Student Esports counts Intel, Pringles, SpecialEffect and Monster Energy amongst its sponsor portfolio.
Gareth Long, Business Director at DrayTek, said: “We’re delighted to team up with NSE to elevate the quality of gaming connectivity within the university community. As avid gamers ourselves, we understand the frustration that latency and unreliable connections can cause.
“By leveraging our technology, we aim to provide a solid foundation for competitive esports, enabling gamers to perform at their absolute best.”
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