eFootball.Pro and TIM join to bring the 5G esports experience to MWC

Both companies broadcast live on multicamera format the matches of Mobile World Congress attendees against professional players


Football esports company eFootball.Pro and TIM, the Italian lead fixed phone and mobile lines provider, join the Mobile World Congress (MWC) –held between 25th and 28th of February in Barcelona– to show how 5G technology can contribute to improve electronic sports. This is possible thanks to a demo that allow congress attendees compete against esports professional players and to watch the experience live on multicamera format.

eFootball.Pro’s Managing Director, Javier Alonso: "This agreement with TIM for the Mobile World Congress allows us to demonstrate how the synergies between telecommunications and esports companies enable advances that allow a better experience for both players and fans.”

MWC attendees have a console at their disposal, with KONAMI’s PES2019 (Pro Evolution Soccer) video game used in eFootball.Pro League’s matches, the football clubs esports competition. Visitors can compete live, remotely, against PES players who are at the Highvideo Studios, where the official matches happen. Attendees can observe the diverse features offered by TIM, including the low latency when following the matches in a second screen (Smartphone, Tablet or Smart TV); the multi-mosaic view, that allows to choose the desired camera (game or gaming zone); and the 4K/8K UHD resolution.

eFootball.Pro’s Managing Director, Javier Alonso, declared: "This agreement with TIM for the Mobile World Congress allows us to demonstrate how the synergies between telecommunications and esports companies enable advances that allow a better experience for both players and fans. We will continue working to lead these improvements and contribute to the growth of the sector”.

On his hand, TIM’s Innovation Vice President, Attilio Somma, stated: “TIM and eFootball.Pro's vision is to offer an advanced entertainment, taking advantages of the new 5G features. We aim to satisfy players' needs by providing a more realistic and performing gaming experience.”

In the future, eFootball.Pro and TIM will work to contribute to the improvement of esports, which are in constant growth, providing fans and players a gaming experience that adapts to their needs, incorporating the cutting-edge technology.