According to the Ericsson Mobility report, the combined capabilities provided by 5G networks and edge compute technologies will enable game streaming services on smartphones with a quality of experience at par with PC or console, and also open up for innovative, immersive mobile games based on mobility.
That makes gaming available to a wide range of audiences, with nearly anyone accessing a 5G connection able to join the gaming community. This is revolutionizing the industry as mobile and cloud-based gaming is set to take precedent, powered by 5G connections and higher bandwidth.
The esports industry is expected to grow even more rapidly in the coming years. 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.
Governments are investing more in esports to bring together innovation, gaming and entertainment. Upcoming venues in the region like Pixel complex in Abu Dhabi and the Dubai X-Stadium, are expected to be world-class and push the region as a key player in hosting esports games. In KSA, the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), is playing an important role in further developing the gaming industry and nurturing esports and gamers in the Kingdom.