BlackStar Group

Setting the bar for best‑in‑class technology in the esports event industry

Leveling up with dedicated technology and hands‑on service 

BlackStar Group delivers high-performance, professional-scale technology to the esports industry. To gain a competitive edge and ensure dependable, high-speed internet connections at events, BlackStar required dedicated access to a secure network. Lumen delivered high-availability, low-latency solutions to help BlackStar level up with ease.

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BlackStar Group delivers best‑in‑class technology to the esports industry with Lumen (1:35)

Challenges

  • Delivering best‑in‑class Network‑as‑a‑Service to PC gaming and LAN clients while reducing costs
  • Ensuring rapid setup of fast, dedicated internet for seamless connection at esports events
  • Upgrading and replacing data centers to reduce latency

Challenges

  • Delivering best‑in‑class Network‑as‑a‑Service to PC gaming and LAN clients while reducing costs
  • Ensuring rapid setup of fast, dedicated internet for seamless connection at esports events
  • Upgrading and replacing data centers to reduce latency

Solutions

  • Lumen® Dedicated Internet Access helps BlackStar deliver low latency/loss streams, globally distributed
  • The high‑availability, low‑latency infrastructure of Lumen Data Centers helps keep clients connected at events
  • A dedicated team of Lumen experts helps to ensure quick response time for turnkey event installations

Solutions

  • Lumen® Dedicated Internet Access helps BlackStar deliver low latency/loss streams, globally distributed
  • The high‑availability, low‑latency infrastructure of Lumen Data Centers helps keep clients connected at events
  • A dedicated team of Lumen experts helps to ensure quick response time for turnkey event installations

Results

  • BlackStar enhanced their competitive edge with improved agility and response time for event technology installations
  • High‑speed, dedicated bandwidth at events that clients can depend on to meet their needs in a cost‑effective manner
  • Successfully transitioned from previous data center to Lumen Data Centers for enhanced connection

Results

  • BlackStar enhanced their competitive edge with improved agility and response time for event technology installations
  • High‑speed, dedicated bandwidth at events that clients can depend on to meet their needs in a cost‑effective manner
  • Successfully transitioned from previous data center to Lumen Data Centers for enhanced connection

What works for BlackStar

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“As a leader in network and security in the esports industry, BlackStar looks to set the bar high for technology services. We have esports teams that are amazed at the milliseconds of latency they experienced to access game servers and that competitive advantage. We know that we can rely on Lumen to be an active partner in making those things happen.” 


–  Adam Flynn, Chief Marketing Officer
BlackStar Group

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