“We’re excited to be supporting the eSports scene and working with a leading eSports Tournament provider like FraggedNation.” said Rob Bartlett, CEO and Co-Founder of WTFast.
Kelowna, BC Canada (PRWEB) August 11, 2014
The partnership makes WTFast the official game connection network used by the leading eSports tournament producers, and provides a dedicated game connection network for tournament players to access their tournament games.
The eSports tournament and league scene has become a thriving global industry, and one of the fastest growing segments in the sports and entertainment sector. Most major game publishers now hold or sponsor leagues and tournaments with large brand involvement from companies like Coca-Cola, American Express, Redbull and HBO. In 2013 there where over 70 million viewers of eSports tournaments, doubling year over year with 40% of those viewers being seen as truly engaged eSports enthusiasts, participating in amateur championships and/or watching eSports content regularly. *
“We’re excited to be supporting the eSports scene and working with a leading eSports tournament provider like FraggedNation,” said Rob Bartlett, CEO and Co-Founder of WTFast. “Ultimately we see WTFast as a gaming industry network infrastructure for those in the MMO gaming ecosystem.”
The FraggedNation and eSports tournament partnerships will allow WTFast to further expand access to its GPN through an important part of the gaming community -- eSports providers, while helping deliver improved gaming connectivity for eSports players. “The partnership made perfect sense,” said, Terry Tognietti, CEO of Fragged Nation, “We’re all about competitive eSports play, and the WTFast GPN gives our gamers another game connection option to ensure the optimal gaming experience.”
WTFast is the Gamers Private Network (GPN), a global, wide area network built exclusively for the transmission and delivery of MMO/MOBA game data. Founded in 2010, The WTFast GPN is designed for the global, 500 million user MMO/MOBA gaming market. The WTFast GPN is now used by gamers in every major city around the world and is accessible via a downloadable desktop application and 3rd party partner applications. The WTFast GPN gives the gamer multiple network options and paths to connect to their game, ensuring the gamer always has the best connection & data transmission speed, stability and experience. The WTFast GPN is an industry specific infrastructure network designed exclusively to support gamers, publishers and developers in delivering the optimal MMO/MOBA gaming experience.
FraggedNation is a social, competitive gaming community focused on providing a fair and fun location for eSports competition. FraggedNation was founded in 2002 by a gamer that was looking for a place to socialize and compete with like-minded players, and dissatisfied with what was available. The FraggedNation goal has always been to have a community where the gamers’ voice is heard no matter who they are, where they play, or what they want to accomplish. The simple concept is to let FraggedNation do the paperwork so gamers can do what they do best: GAME!
- Stats and data provided by SuperData Research and Newzoo