Super League Gaming may have made competing in and viewing amateur esports events much easier with its newest partnership with NetLevel.
Super League, which holds events in movie theaters, is looking to expand their reach into more theaters and other venues while also cutting the operating costs that come with hosting event-based operations.
Partnering with NetLevel gives them access to a nationwide fiber network that will provide them with the connection they need to broadcast competitions in games League of Legends and Minecraft to a broader audience. SuperLeague’s goal is also to show more people that esports isn’t just for the top-level pros, and can instead be accessible and viewed by anyone.
“NetLevel is building an exciting business that brings great value to Super League and our movie theater partners,” Super League CCO Matt Edelman said. “Our goal is to make it possible for every amateur gamer to play in esports experiences in a venue near where they live. NetLevel has created a scalable, cost-effective network infrastructure that ensures movie theaters have the potential to transform into Super League powered esports arenas.”
This partnership gives NetLevel access to more than 400 theaters that Super League has connections with, adding to their 4,000-plus venues already under contract.
“Esports is growing exponentially, and we’re thrilled to be able to give gamers at all levels access to a state-of-the-art digital theater experience,” CEO and founder of NetLevel Ray Bell said. “Super League has all of the elements in place to make amateur esports competitions mainstream. We are honored to be a part of their growth and help enable their vision.”
Along with the increased theater presence, Super League will also begin broadcasting and hosting competitions from venues like ggCircuit esports gaming centers, which host competitions for PC, console, and mobile games, and Topgolf restaurants thanks to a separate partnership.
These partnerships will allow Super League to triple the number of theaters they can broadcast to and builds upon their other moves made to open competitions up to more people.