American entertainment titan, AT&T has thrown its support behind the Pennsylvania Esports Coalition (“PA ESC”).
The PA ESC is a non-profit organisation which was formed to increase and grow the “development, growth and integrity” of competitive entertainment in Pennsylvania.
Bill Thomas, Chairman of the PA ESC Board of Directors commented on the new partnership: “We are elated to have one of the world’s largest companies as a member of our coalition as we continue to gain momentum advocating for all aspects of the industry in Pennsylvania.”
He continued: “AT&T is an iconic company with a global brand, so this is a significant moment for the coalition. To have their representatives in Pennsylvania recognise our efforts and the importance of what we are doing for the industry is beyond exciting. It means we are making an impact.”
It’s not the first time AT&T has expressed interest in esports, it is also currently the official Telecommunications and Mobile Gaming Partner of ESL North America.
David Kerr, Regional Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T spoke of the firm’s latest expansion into esports: “We jumped at the chance to join the coalition in part because they’re ahead of the game. PA ESC is the first organisation of its kind in the country, and we wanted to be early members. They’re already looking ahead at the many issues that impact this fast-evolving, fast-growing area of technology and entertainment.”