Another AT&T 5G First: North America’s First 5G-enabled Esports Event Live Stream Coverage

See how we delivered event access like never before for fans around the world, thanks to 5G

AT&T has delivered another 5G first with North America’s first 5G-enabled live esports event coverage online Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 during the DreamHack Open CS:GO tournament played at DreamHack Atlanta 2019.

The tournament’s live coverage was enhanced by AT&T for the 1.5+ million followers of the DreamHack CS channel on Twitch. The 5G phones’ content was transmitted live by AT&T to the DreamHack production team using a deployable dedicated 5G network provided by Ericsson. AT&T and DreamHack gave viewers access to the event like never before, from the perspective of fans, on-air talent and a professional cameraperson moving more freely through the event thanks to 5G smartphones and 5G wireless network technology.

Watch the video to see how it all came together, and read Chief Brand Officer Fiona Carter’s post to see why this is just one example of how AT&T is set to evolve the gaming and esports world with 5G.  

This marks the first time in North America that esports event content was captured and streamed live using 5G technology. This is the latest example of AT&T continuing to deliver 5G experiences that bring fans closer to the sports and entertainment they love. In July, AT&T sent content over 5G to create the broadcast coverage of a basketball game played during NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. At NBA Tip Off in October, AT&T used 5G to enhance the game broadcast. At AT&T Stadium, the nation’s first stadium with 5G, AT&T reinvented the live sports experience for fans there with four 5G activations including life-size digital versions of star players and live stats overlaid on the field using a 5G-compatible mobile phone.