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DrayTek NSE

DrayTek UK & Ireland announces partnership with National Student Esports (NSE) as an Official Speed Partner to empower the future of competitive gaming within UK universities.

London, UK, July 11 2023 – NSE (National Student Esports) operates the British University Esports Championship supported by Intel, the official Esports competition of British universities. As the official body of university esports in the UK, NSE has established itself as a key figure in the UK esports industry with its most active grassroots gaming community.

Recognising the growing influence of esports in the educational landscape, DrayTek is committed to supporting and empowering the next generation of gamers. Through this partnership with NSE, DrayTek aims to provide students with the necessary tools and network infrastructure to enhance their gaming experiences, promote fair play, and foster a secure online gaming environment.

DrayTek's state-of-the-art networking solutions, renowned for their reliability and performance, will play a crucial role in facilitating seamless gameplay and reducing network latency for students participating in NSE events. The partnership will bring together Draytek's expertise in networking technology and NSE's deep understanding of student esports to deliver exceptional experiences for participants, viewers, and organizers.

Sam Hibbert, Business Director at NSE, on this partnership:

“It’s great to have DrayTek on board supporting the British University Esports Championship and providing more opportunities to play for the whole NSE community. Every gamer hopes for Internet speed and reliability, and we’re confident that DrayTek will offer key value to university students throughout this partnership.”

Gareth Long, Business Unit Director at DrayTek, added:

“We’re delighted to team up with NSE to elevate the quality of gaming connectivity within the university community. As avid gamers, we understand the frustration of 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.”

About DrayTek:

DrayTek is a leading global provider of network infrastructure solutions, offering a comprehensive range of routers, switches, wireless access points, and network security appliances. With over 25 years of industry experience, DrayTek delivers reliable and secure networking solutions tailored to the unique requirements of businesses and individuals worldwide.

For more information about DrayTek's networking solutions, please visit www.draytek.co.uk.

About NSE:

NSE (National Student Esports) was established in 2018 through partnership with British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), the governing body for university sport, to support the growth of esports within the higher education sector.

NSE operates the British University Esports Championship, the official esports competition of British universities, and in the 22/23 academic year the competition saw over 2,200 teams from 111 universities compete across a number of esports titles, with approximately 70% of participants enrolled on a STEM course. As the official body of university esports in the UK, NSE has established itself as a key figure in the UK esports industry with the most active grassroots gaming community in the country. NSE works with major publishers including Nintendo, Riot Games, Ubisoft and Hoyoverse and has partnerships with leading brands such as Intel, Monster Energy, and Pringles.

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