What is Nexus?
Nexus is an all-new gaming live streaming platform, designed from the ground up by the National Esports Association. With nearly all large-scale in-person esports events cancelled, the National Esports Association has been running several online esports tournaments in games such as Fortnite, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, NBA 2K20, and more. The problem is, our live viewers haven't been able to experience first person gameplay from competitors.
Custom built from the ground up using enterprise-grade software and hand-built servers, Nexus allows players to stream their first-person gameplay to us, then we can assemble all the individual perspectives into a proper "multicamera" broadcast. This has never been done before.
Nexus is also the ideal streaming platform for casual gamers. Being owned and operated by a non-profit organization, Nexus prioritizes promoting a positive gaming community for its streamers and viewers. We encourage suggestions from our community, as it makes the platform better for everyone.
How is Nexus run?
Nexus is hosted on servers that we own, so your personal data never goes anywhere that we wouldn't want our own personal data. Our servers are custom built by us (literally... we assembled them), so we can provide quick support whenever needed.
What is the National Esports Association?
The NEA is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that promotes the well being of gamers, provides pathways to success for aspiring esports athletes, leads the way for developing esports in educations programs, as well as providing meaningful and enriching gaming experiences for students of all ages. We have been streaming all of our events live on Mixer and have grown to nearly 4,000 followers in a matter of months. With the shutdown of Mixer upon us, we decided that the most stable and user-friendly platform to stream our events on would be our own.
What makes Nexus different?
We're passionate about gaming - we're not a corporation. Being a non-profit, we are not driven by money - we are driven by providing the gaming community with opportunities for success. Our income goes right back into our programs. Here are just a few of the features of Nexus that make us different:
Higher quality streaming (max bitrate of 14000 mbps... Twitch is 6000)
A friendlier, toxicity-free audience
Direct access to the dev team should you need help or have an idea
Easily embed your stream elsewhere
Stream forwarding to Facebook and YouTube if desired
Your Nexus account integrates directly with the National Esports Association's website
Donations are enabled for your channel from day 1
Better exposure (smaller channels don't get buried at the bottom of the website... we give all streamers the ability to request promotion for a stream)
And more to come!
At the National Esports Association, we embrace and encourage diversity in many forms and are committed to inclusivity among all members of our global community.