Rome, the eSports capital with Open Fiber

Imagine two thrilling days – with over 2000 participants – to celebrate competitive gaming.

Imagine over 150 stations to compete in free tournaments open to people of all ages.

Finally, imagine an ultra-fast connection capable of up to 1 GigabitGigabit The Gigabit is the unit of measurement that represents 1 billion bits and is abbreviated as Gbit or Gb. This unit of measurement is often used, together with the megabit and the kilobit, in relation to time (in seconds) for calculating the transmission speed of digital signals, mainly used to calculate the speed of a data download. The Gbit/s is currently a widely used unit of measurement to refer to data transmission speed in computer networks. per second, for uninterrupted multiplayer gaming.

This is not just fantasy, but exactly what happened at the first edition of Esport Fest, the event organised by Esl Italia with the participation of Open Fiber, the event’s sponsor. A large dedicated area for competing and playing in complete freedom thanks to the speed of FTTHFTTH “Fiber to the Home” is the technology that connects POPs, located in exchanges, to end users’ property units with fiber optics. fiber optics. Two adrenalin-packed days that generated a lot of media coverage, especially among the major national newspapers and TV news.

Daniel Schmidhofer, CEO of ESL, was enthusiastic about the project, held for the first time in Rome, and the recorded turnout. He commented: “We are trying to do our best for all the people who come here, not only in terms of entertainment, but also from a technology standpoint.”

Speaking of technology, Schmidhofer adds: “With 1 Gigabit connectivity there’s no lag and no stress!”

None of this would have been possible without FTTH fiber optics, which enabled ultra-fast connections of up to 1 Gigabit per second. It provided a new opportunity to test the performance of the Open Fiber networkNetwork In computer language, the term network defines a set of hardware and software devices which, when linked together, enable the exchange and sharing of resources, data or information. In a computer network, the devices that generate, route and terminate data are called network nodes. in terms of downloading, uploading and ping from 2 – 5 or 10 Gbit.

The faces and numbers of Esport Fest

An event that is truly for everyone: young and not-so-young ready to compete in exciting tournaments. There was also no shortage of women, who are increasingly involved in the eSports world.

The event that recently ended was a true celebration of video games, reaffirming the extent to which this sector is constantly and continuously growing: in 2018, it recorded a turnover of €1.7 billion and the digital segment grew by 87%. This is also made possible by the roll-outRoll-out The gradual release according to a plan of all the elements of a complex infrastructure, such as, for example, a fiber-optic network. of Open Fiber fiber optics.