LOS ANGELES (Sept. 28, 2015) – As the video game industry’s live competition format continues to explode, West Coast telecommunications leader Wilcon and live event space eSports Arena have partnered to offer an unparalleled experience at the grand opening of eSports Arena with a live video game tournament from October 2 – 4. High-speed Internet streaming and fiber-optic infrastructure will be provided by Wilcon.
“The gaming industry is thriving and expanding in new ways every day,” said Jon DeLuca, CEO of Wilcon. “We believe eSports Arena is at the forefront of live event gaming, and we know that an extremely high level of ultra-broadband access is needed for its business to run at optimum speed. This partnership with Wilcon is sure to help both eSports Arena and subsequently the local economic vitality of Santa Ana.”
Competitive video game events are the focal point of eSports Arena’s 15,000 square-foot space, with 64 gaming consoles, 120 Gaming PC stations and occupancy for nearly 1,000 people. The community space offers opportunities for amateur and professional gamers to create teams and join leagues, or for programming developers to test new products. An in-house production facility is also on site.
“Nowhere else will you be able to get the type of Internet we have, thanks to Wilcon,” said Tyler Endres, co-founder and COO of eSports Arena. “We are set up as a turn-key operation, an entertainment complex for any style of event. So if there’s one word describing our technology needs, it’s reliability. No gamer likes Internet lag during a streaming tournament, and Wilcon is making sure nothing interferes with our bandwidth.”
This first location for eSports Arena may be joined by expansion plans targeting Northern California and Austin, Texas, potentially in the works for 2016.
Los Angeles-based Wilcon, with 3,000 miles of fiber and access to 55 data centers across Southern California, has seen strong growth in Orange County, most recently partnering with Chapman University to create a fiber-optic highway among the University’s multiple campuses. Wilcon’s collaboration with eSports Arena continues this trend as the company focuses on delivering its data services to businesses in the Southland.
Founded in 1998, Wilcon is the premier West Coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic network and data center infrastructure. As one of the largest fiber optic networks in Southern California, Wilcon offers vast reach and diverse routes connecting major data centers, enterprise locations and wireless communications sites, as well as the most dense fiber and interconnection infrastructure in downtown Los Angeles. Wilcon delivers dark fiber and ultra-broadband optical services for businesses, wireless carriers and other communications service providers that ensure optimal performance for their mission-critical data traffic and applications. Wilcon also owns and operates leading data center and carrier-neutral colocation facilities in downtown Los Angeles, including its key hub at the One Wilshire Building. For more information, please visit http://www.wilcon.com or contact us at +1 (888)-600-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About eSports Arena
eSports Arena is North America’s first dedicated eSports facility. The Arena is a 15,000 square foot facility launching in 2015 and is located in downtown Orange County, California. eSports Arena’s unique modular facility allows for small to large scale highly produced eSports and entertainment events. eSports Arena will also host daily video game competition, produce unique digital content, and rent space/equipment to the eSports/interactive entertainment industry at a fraction of the cost of traditional venues. eSports Arena will be capable of building and sustaining audiences over an extended period of time allowing the eSports world to have consistent national events and competitions on any title – any time. These Arenas will be fusing lifestyle brands, music, and art with the eSports demographic. eSports Arena is set to be the bridge for eSports into the mainstream entertainment ecosystem. eSports Arena takes pride in its ability to be radically responsive to literally every gaming community. eSports Arena will help facilitate community driven and crowd funded events that will bring the spotlight to every community that is willing – not just the chosen few.
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Reginald Scales, RScales@Wilcon.com, 1.213.550.5236