ATLANTA, Dec 2nd, 2020 – ADAPTURE, Acer, Black Box, and Ergotron will sponsor an upcoming e-sports competition streamed by Cxmmunity on December 6th, 2020. The Call of Duty competition is open to e-sports leagues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), in partnership with Twitch. Cxmmunity is a nonprofit dedicated to creating legacies, one degree at a time, by increasing the participation of minorities within the e-sports and video game industry so that there is equal opportunity as new jobs and professions are being created.
Cxmmunity helps minority youths develop skills within business management and STEAM by exposing them to and providing access to video game publishers, film productions, sports and entertainment executives, professional athletes, and world-renowned artists. Through its streamed events, Cxmmunity raises funds for scholarships and grants for minority students, introduces students to companies looking for bright talent, and creates a welcoming e-sports environment.
“We work to bridge the gap,” says Cxmmunity Founder and CEO Ryan Johnson, a rising millennial, Atlanta-based entrepreneur. “The data shows that only 14% or so of video games are made by Latinx and African-American creators, while 83% of minority teens play those video games. That’s where we come in. With our programs, we deliver opportunities and a safe space to play to minority talent, and we’ve been able to do that with the help of companies like ADAPTURE, Coca-Cola, and others, alongside celebrities such as Offset and Iman Shumpert.”
The event’s sponsors have donated funding for the winning HBCU teams to receive equipment for e-sports gaming labs on their campuses.
“Competitive e-sports programs help ensure the next generation of students at HBCUs are equipped and empowered with the tools they need to further their education and careers, as well as to make a meaningful impact on the world,” said Nidhi Tassone, Senior Manager, Commercial Marketing, Acer America. “Acer America is proud to support this cause by providing Predator gaming PCs and monitors to support Cxmmunity’s e-sports competitions and future STEAM professionals.”
ADAPTURE provides cybersecurity, cloud, infrastructure and talent solutions for clients across the country. By taking a forward-thinking and future-ready approach to architecture design, ADAPTURE helps its clients remain at the forefront of emerging technology, enabling agility and scalability while keeping systems secure to the highest standards. The company has quickly established itself as a world-class leader in IT consulting and professional services.
Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will infuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.
ABOUT BLACK BOX
Black Box has been a world-leading provider of premier IT infrastructure solutions for more than 40 years. Today, the company continues to design and manufacture award-winning pro AV, KVM, cabling and networking products known for their advanced functionality, flawless performance, outstanding reliability and fail-safe security. Black Box solutions are used every day in government, education, commercial enterprises and any other organization that requires the utmost quality and performance from its IT infrastructure.
Black Box is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Networks Limited. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at www.blackbox.com.
Ergotron, Inc. is a global company focused on improving how people work, learn, play, and care for others. Using human-centered design principles and the Technology of Movement, Ergotron builds solutions that help people thrive in healthcare, education, contract furniture and general office environments. Its custom solutions group develops innovative products for leading global companies in a variety of industries.