Niantic employees spent the entire Squirtle Community Day playing alongside DTC, a local Chicago-based Pokémon GO group. The developer also had a chance to measure and test in-game mechanics and network latency to make sure this weekend’s Pokémon GO Fest runs smoothly. This is the first time Niantic has used a “boots-on-the-ground” strategy and reached out to a local player group. The developer is making sure everything works properly this time around. To learn more about this initiative, click here.
Source: Pokémon GO Hub