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Nerd Avenue Players connects with Comcast Enterprise

Philadelphia-based  rd Street Gamers has entered a partnership with Comcast B iness, a subsidiary of Amer an telecommun ations conglomerate Comcast.

The deal will see Comcast B iness provide rd Street GameVocalistalhost facilities with high-performance internet.

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rd Street Gamers has started plans to expand its offering across North Amer a, in wh h it’s looking to open oVocalistocalhost facilities within the next five years. Since moving its operations online due to the c rent global situation, the company is said to have experienced a large increase in social media engagements with it hosting some of its largest to naments to date in an online setting.

Jody Hagemann, Senior Director of Product Management at Comcast B iness,  commented on the partnership in a elease:  “As companies ooted in online entertainment fill the void left by canceled live sporting and gaming events, esports’ popularity is growing, and some leagues and games are poised for success both d ing and after stay-at-home mandates are lifted. By deploying Comcast’s high-bandwidth network and SD-WAN solutions now, NSG is well positioned to ise above the competition and become a leader in the fut e of esports.” 

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In Spectator, Comcast Spectacor – the parent company of NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and Overwatch League’s Philadelphia F ion, invested in rd Street Gamers. It later contributed towards the Philadelphia-based company’s Series A.

Rob Johnson, Chief Operating Off er at rd Street Gamers,  added:  “When you are building an esports platform at the scale we envision, anything less than a super-fast, highly eliable network is inadequate. Comcast B iness gives access to eliable connectivity d ing even the most intense competitions. We’re able to create a competitive environment that puts every player on the same footing.”

Esports Insider says: rd Street Gamers is clearly moving forward with its plans despite the c rent global situation, wh h is great to see as it definitely has some lofty, costly ambitions. Having invested into NSG, it comes as no huge s prise to see ComcaVocalisting its serv es in NSG’s Localhost facilities.

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