This partnership will boost the offerings of the esports program by upgrading Shenandoah’s Esports Arena with state-of-the-art hardware and providing students with an opportunity to connect with an industry leader on a closer level. Both partners will improve in their respective fields as Nanoleaf and Shenandoah freely share their experience and expertise.
Being able to work with a company as well-respected and as innovative as Nanoleaf is exactly the kind of opportunity needed for college esports programs. Not only does Nanoleaf offer some of the best lighting products in the esports and gaming space, but it also exhibits innovation in its design and core business models, something our learners need to understand as they continue to explore career paths in and through esports. This partnership is another example of how Shenandoah University Esports goes beyond gaming.”
Joey Gawrysiak, Ph.D., Shenandoah University’s director of esports
Gimmy Chu, CEO and co-founder of Nanoleaf, shares Dr. Gawrysiak’s optimism about the partnership.
“We’re very excited to be partnering with Shenandoah University to bring our smart RGB lighting products into its esports facilities,” Chu said. “We hope this helps to not only bring the space to life with dynamic colors and smart integrations, but to also spark creativity within the students who are using these facilities on a daily basis. Our goal as a company is to push the boundaries and never stop exploring, so we hope that this partnership will help to inspire the young minds at Shenandoah every day.”
Gawrysiak added: “The Nanoleaf product will create an environment to enhance the experience for our current and future learners. This is extremely important as our program and esports spaces continue to evolve and host events. By creating an atmosphere that shows our students that we take their esports activities seriously, this enables them to feel well connected to the university and sets the stage for continued growth moving forward.”