Pentanet.GG to launch Perth-based esports league and gaming platform
A local internet service provider plans to turn Perth into an international esports centre with the launch of a new gaming platform.
Pentanet.GG is backed by WA-based ISP Pentanet, whose managing director Stephen Cornish said it would focus on building a professional league connecting Asia with Australia.
Unlike other other gaming platforms who often based their servers in Asia or the Eastern States, Pentanet.GG’s servers will be located here in Perth.
“Given Perth is the gateway exactly between Asia and the Eastern States, we recognise the opportunity as gamers to expand our network to these regions, turning Perth into the new centre of an Australasian esports network, whilst also operating the league that runs through it,” Mr Cornish said.
“We look forward to cultivating and elevating the next best gaming talent from here in WA, providing the right mentorship and guidance in how to conduct themselves as professional athletes."
The platform will be run by Pete Curulli, who previously worked with gaming powerhouse Game On AUS.
He said the Australian esports market was still young.
“There's so much good that is being done, and Pentanet’s dedication to bring 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,” he said.