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Pentanet.GG to turn Perth into esports hub

Pentanet.GG to turn Perth into esports hub

Backed by Western Australia internet service provider Pentanet, Pentanet.GG recently announced plans to turn the local Perth area into an international esports hub with the launch of a new gaming platform. The Perth-based esports brand recently announced the plans with an intent to focus on building a professional league that would connect the Asia esports community with Australia.

Pentanet.GG plans to set themselves apart as being one of the first gaming platforms to opt-out of basing their servers in Asia or the Eastern States and has instead decided to keep their servers in Perth. Managing Director of Pentanet Stephen Cornish said of the new plans, “We recognize the opportunity as gamers to expand our network to these regions, turning Perth into the new center of an Australasian esports network, whilst also operating the league that runs through it. Maintaining its servers in Perth would clearly help the Western Australia region compete in online competitions, while still allowing connectivity to gamers from across Asia all the way to the Eastern states. Cornish continued, “We look forward to cultivating and elevating the next best gaming talent from here in Western Australia, providing the right mentorship and guidance in how to conduct themselves as professional athletes.”

The news first broke during an NBL Twitch stream of a game between the Perth Wildcats, a team sponsored by Pentanet, and the Brisbane Bullets, in which the esports brand was announced and podcast/radio host Pete Curulli, formerly of Game on AUS, would spearhead the newly announced company. Curulli said of the future of Pentanet, “Pentanet’s dedication to bringing its network and professional processes to the passion that players and viewers have for esports gives the market an incredible opportunity to protect and nurture the scene.”