CommScope’s RUCKUS Networks to power connectivity at British Esports National Esports Performance Campus

UK’s national esports federation names leading connectivity specialist as Preferred Networking Provider to offer the next generation of elite gamers seamless connectivity at the state of the art National Esports Performance Campus in Sunderland.
January 18, 2024 Claremont, NC

Claremont, NC, January 18, 2024 - British Esports, the national body for esports in the United Kingdom, has selected CommScope’s RUCKUS Networks as its Preferred Networking Provider.

RUCKUS Networks will deploy its latest connectivity technology at British Esports’ world-class National Esports Performance Campus in Sunderland, the multi-site esports and education complex and home to the national federation.

The 45,000 sq ft campus features modern, state-of-the-art offices, contemporary classrooms, esports performance rooms, alongside luxurious residential accommodation. Boosted by an esports arena scheduled to open fully in Summer 2024, the National Esports Performance Campus is the perfect destination for esports tournaments, performance bootcamps and other gaming events, which rely on excellent connectivity to deliver a seamless, uninterrupted gaming experience.

RUCKUS Networks is deploying ICX® switches and Wi-Fi access points throughout the luxurious accommodation, comprising three grade II listed 4 story townhouses, all fully managed in the RUCKUS SmartZone™ environment. British Esports will also benefit from RUCKUS AI™, delivering predictive analytics, automated network optimization and network health management, helping to enhance efficiency and maintain optimal conditions for seamless connectivity and performance.

British Esports, established in 2016 as the national esports federation in the UK, promotes and nurtures future esports talent and plays a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of amateur competitive gaming throughout the UK.

As one of the world's leading esports federations, British Esports helps develop and showcase some of the best amateur esports talent from schools and colleges across the UK, as well as developing cutting-edge esports curriculum with the Esports BTEC in association with Pearson and other related qualifications. 

Gary Tibbett, Head of Partnerships at British Esports, stated: “As a world class venue for esports education and business innovation, it’s benefiting we partner with leading providers in technology. We’re pleased to announce RUCKUS Networks as out Preferred Networking Provider, ensuring we’re able to deliver seamless, uninterrupted connectivity throughout our campus.”

“We are delighted to be selected as British Esports preferred networking provider and are looking forward to a very successful, long-term relationship,” added Gary Newbold, VP Regional Sales, EMEA, RUCKUS Networks. “Esports networks have very demanding performance and security requirements in high density environments and RUCKUS Networks is eager to play its part in supporting the continued growth of esports, specifically in the education sector in the UK The combination of British Esports’ dedication and enthusiasm to the gaming community, our expertise in strong and stable connectivity, and a trusted distribution network will help to empower the community to take the UK esports scene to the next level.”


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About British Esports

Established in 2016, British Esports is the national body for esports in the UK. As one of the world’s leading esports authorities, we are the recognised member of the Global Esports Federation for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and founding member of the International Olympic Committee Esports and Gaming Liaison Group. From nationwide amateur grassroots competition to cutting edge esports curriculum and national representation on the global stage, we're dedicated to increasing levels of esports awareness, improving esports standards, and inspiring future esports talent. For more information and all the latest news, visit or follow British Esports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitch, YouTube, TikTok. British Esports Press Kit


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