Press Release

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has won the Project of the Year for its ground-breaking superfast connectivity solution developed specifically for competitive eSports gaming at the prestigious Asia Communications Awards held on May 24 in Singapore.

The award-winning project saw PCCW Global acting as the international connectivity partner for the 2016 League of Legends Master Series (LMS) Summer Playoffs Grand Final in Hong Kong, during which the company lifted the eSports gamers’ performance to new heights with its ultra-low latency, highly responsive service. Working against very tight deadlines, PCCW Global demonstrated once again its strong project management and consistent commitment to deliver the best quality service solutions at all times and under all conditions.

The League of Legends is the ultimate competitive eSports competition during which gamers fight online in front of millions of viewers, sometimes exceeding 300 individual actions per minute. PCCW Global recognized the need for a superfast solution for these conditions, where the servers are located remotely from the gamers but the response times must be instantaneous, and worked to provide a very high-speed, low latency and highly responsive connectivity service to match.

PCCW Global delivered the perfect solution in just 14 days, providing direct fiber connectivity between the event in Hong Kong and gaming servers in Taiwan. Superfast response times were made possible via two dedicated 1000 Mbps capacity fiber connections. High-speed Internet access provided by the team streamed live coverage of the five-hour LMS Summer Playoffs Grand Final worldwide in three languages via various website platforms like Twitch and YouTube. The result was a flawless world-class experience for both professional gamers and spectators alike.

Mr. Mike van den Bergh, Chief Marketing Officer of PCCW Global, said, “PCCW Global was extremely proud to receive the Asia Communications Award’s Project of the Year. We have delivered both the best possible gaming experience for the professional players competing, and the best possible live streaming experience for spectators around the world, ensuring super low latency and ultra-reliability for the full five-hour competition, with extensive onsite support. Our message here is simple – PCCW Global is 100% committed to eSports and a tailored connectivity solution for gamers globally.”

Following the successful delivery of its ground-breaking service at the League of Legends competition, PCCW Global has become the go-to connectivity partner for eSports around the world.