Tamuning Guam, Thursday, June 16, 2022- GTA has become an official master-level sponsor of the University of Guam Triton Esports team to connect and elevate the gaming industry in Guam. First formed in 2020, the UOG Triton Esports team continues to make waves and form connections as a National Association of Collegiate Esports member. Since the team’s formation, esports players from UOG have placed at the top in collegiate esports rankings, even among the top 16 in the nation.
Ken San Nicolas, UOG Triton Esports Manager, says, "GTA's commitment supports our athletes as they compete against some of the top esports programs in the nation. This $5,000 check will directly allow 10 Triton Esports athletes to receive $500 stipends next semester for their dedication and commitment to the program. As the program continues to grow in size and attract more athletes, partnerships with community-oriented businesses like GTA are vital to supporting that growth. We are excited to work with GTA to foster that growth and student development across various levels."
Nathan Denight, Vice President of Marketing at GTA, says, "Esports is a growing industry, and with an increase in esports viewership over the years, it was only fitting for GTA to support the local gaming culture. We aim to foster connections, empower our local athletes, build on their leadership qualities, and create networking opportunities through innovative technologies through our support and commitment. GTA's reliable and fast internet powers Guam's local gamers with the world, which allows us to compete globally."
Triton Esports held the Alpha Warriors Esports Championship on May 21 at the Micronesia Mall, where over a hundred competitors participated in the local tournament. GTA provided a connection to stream the games on Twitch. With the GTA Home Internet 100 service, the company offers the fastest upload speed, 20 Mbps, which is ideal for Twitch streaming.