Utilising technology from Phenix, Global eSport Resources (GER) provided split-screen narrated live streaming on its website and on the SAFEIS website.
The Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS) and Global eSport Resources (GER) is live streaming the first-ever Saudi Arabian FIFA 18 eSport tourney (24-26 April) concluding today at the King Abdulla Economic City (KAEC). Utilising technology from Phenix, GER provided split-screen narrated live streaming on its website and on the SAFEIS website. 64 FIFA gamers competed in a cross console competition with 32 competitors using Play Station consoles and 32 using Xbox consoles. One Playstation finalist and one Xbox finalist will both go to the FIFA 18 World Cup Finals and these two finalists will compete in a cross-console match to win the Grand Prize and the General Sports Authority (GSA) Cup presented by GSA and SAFEIS. Participants will be using the Official Federation gaming controller from Tournament Sponsor Scuf Gaming.
Making this competition immediately available to viewers worldwide in crystal clear quality on split screens without any time lags or distortions is a reflection of our commitment to advancing the state of Saudi electronic gaming, said Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Sultan Al Saud, President of SAFEIS. We are grateful to GER for partnership and expertise to make this stream available so quickly with such quality.
Using the streaming services of Phenix, provider of global, end-to-end real-time video solutions allowing for high-quality, synchronous viewing at broadcast scale with less than a half-second of latency, has enabled our rapid response to meet the demands of eSport enthusiasts worldwide as well as those of our partner SAFEIS, said Tom Smith General Manager of GER. Given the historic nature of this first ever FIFA 18 eSport tournament in Saudi Arabia, an extension of the Crown Princes Saudi 2030 Vision, only the worlds best technology would have been acceptable.
Headed by HRH Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Sultan Al Saud as President, the Saudi Arabian Federation of Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), is creating a first-of-its-kind, public/private eSports federation, culture and infrastructure in KSA.
GER provides global eSport strategy, planning and execution.
Scuf Gaming provides tactical gear for elite gamers. A reported 90% of the top professional gamers in the world use SCUF. Headquartered in Chicago, Phenix delivers global, end-to-end real-time video solutions by leveraging a technology that provides synchronous viewing at broadcast scale with a reported less than a half-second of latency.