How 5G is the future of eSports and gaming – Gulf Business

How 5G is the future of eSports and gaming – Gulf Business

ESports has taken the world by storm and is here to stay. According to the World Economic Forum, eSports has a captive global audience of more than 300 million and revenues of over $1bn.

With an increasing number of gamers and growing interest in e-tournaments, the eSports industry is expected to grow even more rapidly in the coming years.

Underlying all this remains a crucial player ushering in the new era of eSports and gaming. Being one of the most influential and exciting developments in technology, 5G is powering new possibilities in this industry.

For eSports professionals and players, network environments and stable connections are key. The prospects of faster speeds and improved latency can provide them with a competitive edge. With raw speeds reaching 10Gbps, almost 10 times that of 4G, gamers can expect smooth and uninterrupted play. Having faster response times, reaching a latency of 5 milliseconds, is staggering.

For players, this reliability can mean the difference between winning or losing a match. For audiences, imagine high-definition live streamed eSports games with interactive dynamics. The opportunities to transform how games are streamed becomes limitless, with added Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) elements, as well as multi-viewpoint streams, all made possible with 5G infrastructure.

Alongside this, as we enter the new era of streaming and everything-as-a-service, gaming will stop being limited