How 5G could change the eSports industry

Posted on: Apr 02, 2019 By smartlaunch in News and trends,

5G networks, expected to launch across the world by 2020, are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before.

Latency and speed are the biggest problems in the online gaming and esports industry. The fifth-generation, 5G, technology will solve these issues. Continuous improvements in technology are the most critical components to the success of the gaming and esports industry.

Since 5G networks won’t require wires, it will be possible to participate in any tournament from your backyard using your VR handset and have a chance to win the prize pot. As 5G rolls out, consumers will have another major shift in the mobile gaming world to game-focused smartphones.

In Dota 2, one-tenth of a second delay could make or break the game for esports teams. That’s the reason why the South Korean esports team MVP.Hot6ix flew to to Singapore — just to tap on faster internet speeds. In South Korea, the latency time was 0,16 seconds, while it was 0,06 seconds in Singapore. The Korean team felt this was enough to give Singapore-based teams an advantage.

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