Friday, May 11, 2018

Intel and Partners Join Forces for Aussie Esports over 5G Connection

Intel, Telstra and Ericsson have conducted one of the world’s first esports professional gaming experiences over a live, ultra-low-latency 5G connection on Australia’s Gold Coast. Intel recently concluded the Intel Extreme Masters event in Sydney, which proves year over year the growing popularity of esports — said to be the fastest-growing spectator sport in the world. Gamers push the boundaries of technology and 5G enables gaming anywhere, anytime with a wired-like experience over wireless.

Professional gaming team The Chiefs were invited to fly to Queensland to take part in the Telstra and Intel 5G trial in the Telstra 5G Innovation Center, followed by a mobile outdoor event in an Intel-branded shipping container. In the outdoor live trial, the esports stars took on the likes of Tom Lynch, captain of the Gold Coast Suns (AFL) – all enjoying the low latency of 5G-enabled gaming.