In E-sports Location Matters

May 19, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Adrianne Jeffries wrote about E-sports:

  • League of Legends is the most popular E-sports game, and the servers that power it are located in Chicago.
  • This means that it takes computers in Hawaii – 6,700 km away – 120 milliseconds longer for their actions to register.
  • This has hamstrung Hawaii’s e-sporting professionals who have struggled to make the big leagues.
  • The physicality of the internet helps explain why tournaments are hosted in big stadiums – keeping everyone on the same network in the same location evens the playing field.

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