Lightware Joins the Esports Trade Association
As these global markets continually mature into mainstream forms of entertainment, most reports forecast total industry revenues of more than $1B over the next several years. The rising profile of these events, larger audiences, and increased advertiser interest has heightened the need for enhanced gaming experiences, with vivid resolution, minimal latency and stable connectivity.
Gaming tournaments now rival traditional sporting events in terms of scale and popularity, but they also present their own unique audiovisual technology challenges. Lightware says its full line of AV-over-IP systems, matrix switchers, and extenders are a perfect fit for supporting high-profile esports applications, offering pixel-perfect, real-time delivery of video signals with resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4, combined with intuitive configuration tools and redundancy features.
“Esports operations require uncompromising, high-resolution video signal transmissions with ultra-low latency, seamless operation, and high levels of reliability,” said Jason Tirado, president, Lightware. “These features are crucial for legitimizing online esports competitions and enhancing the experience for players and fans and these are also Lightware’s areas of expertise.”
“ESTA is thrilled to have Lightware join our community as both a Corporate Member and as an EsportsNext conference sponsor as they fulfill a definite need for the esports industry,” concluded Megan Van Petten, ESTA founder and managing director.