HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG, August 26, 2016–PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, have recently collaborated with Hong Kong Esports Limited (“HKES”) to broadcast and support a major esports event. With the production support of HKES and resilient high speed and ultra-low latency connections provided by PCCW Global, Internet platform company Garena successfully hosted the League of Legends Master Series (LMS) Summer 2016 Grand Final at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo on August 21.
This professional esports event saw regional players compete for a slot at the League of Legends (LOL) World Championship to be held in the USA later this year. The five-hour event was watched by more than 3,000 fans at the venue and live by over 1 million viewers online. In such instance, on-site Internet connection has to be flawless.
PCCW Global’s vast experience enabled the team to deliver a bespoke, critical, jitter free and low latency connection at 22ms between Hong Kong and Taiwan where the Garena managed official LOL servers are located. In terms of gameplay, 22ms RTD is as responsive as being physically next to the host servers. This is needed in order to deliver the finest solution to meet the extraordinarily high IT standards of professional esports players.
Mr. Frederick Chui, Senior Vice President of Global Data Sales & Presales, PCCW Global, said: “PCCW Global is proud to have been the international connectivity sponsor of this event. We delivered the best possible gaming experience for the professional players and the best possible live streaming for spectators, ensuring super low latency for the full five hours with extensive onsite support. Our message here is simple - PCCW Global is committed to esports and to providing the best connections for gamers globally.”
Mr. Derek Cheung, Chief Executive Officer of HKES, said, “We were extremely pleased with PCCW Global’s support during the LMS Summer 2016 Grand Final. Top class dedicated fiber connectivity and Internet solutions are a crucial aspect of hosting a successful international esports tournament, and the event provided an excellent demonstration of understanding and commitment of PCCW Global to esports.”
PCCW Global collaborated locally with HKT’s leading broadband service, NETVIGATOR, which has recently launched the "Gamer Pack" to further show its commitment to gamers.
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About Hong Kong Esports Limited
Founded in 2013, Hong Kong Esports Limited (HKES) is a leader in the hottest global trend of Esports. Currently with offices in Hong Kong and Taiwan, HKES is one of the top companies in Asia focused on Esports Content, Esports Events, Esports Media and our Esports Teams. HKES has organized numerous professional Esports tournaments including the Elite Challenge League (ECS), Campus Cup, and Hong Kong Esports Tournament. With more than 1.5 million followers on it’s social media platforms, HKES plans to bring innovation to the gaming industry via a revolutionary upcoming HKES Apps. HKES’ company mission is to bring it’s passion around Esports to the entire Asia Pacific region first, and eventually to a Global scale.
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications.
PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.
HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sales, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
HKT offers a unique quadruple-play experience in Hong Kong delivering media content on its fixed-line, broadband Internet access and mobile platforms jointly with its parent company, PCCW Limited.
HKT also provides a range of innovative and smart living services beyond connectivity to make the daily lives of customers more convenient, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the go.
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