THE MEXICAN CAPITAL HAS SEVERAL BENEFITS TO DEVELOP THE VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY
Mexico City has become an important epicenter for Latin American esports. Various regional and even global events are held in the Mexican capital. In fact, tournaments such as the Latin American League of League of Legends, as well as a Gears Major, have made their home in this city.
The Broadband Savvy portal, dedicated to measuring the global possibilities of connecting to the web, carried out an interesting study in this regard. In this one, the cities with the greatest possibilities of being capitals for gaming and esports stand out.
Of 74 cities studied, Mexico City is ranked 47th. With this, it is enough to be at the top of Latin America, surpassing other centers such as Santiago de Chile, or Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEXICO TO PLAY?
The low cost in the standard of living, as well as the diversity of events related to video games and esports are the factors that most drive the position for Mexico City.
In the same way, access to high-level competitions helps a lot in this position. The cost of the internet, as well as its speed, are details that, according to the study, can improve a lot, but they do not count as a truly negative aspect for the city.
5G coverage and the high cost of hardware compared to the local economy are the main reasons why the Aztec city is not in a higher position. It is also a determining factor that getting a formal job related to gaming is more complicated than in other countries around the globe.
AUSTIN, SEOUL AND BUCHAREST ARE THE BEST ON THE PLANET
Santiago, the capital of Chile, is in position 69. Bogotá, Colombia, is located in place 62. Lima, Peru, in place 59. Sao Paulo, Brazil, is placed in place 53. It also stands out that CDMX is It is better evaluated than cities such as Berlin, Germany (home of the main European League of Legends circuit), or Beijing, China.
Sydney, Australia, as well as Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the Emirates, are considered the worst cities for esports in the study. This is due to how expensive internet access is in such places.
Austin, United States, is the highest rated city in the world for esports. This is due to the accessibility of its connections, the variety of video game events (such as a DreamHack stop) and the availability of jobs within the industry.
It is followed by an esports capital like Seoul, South Korea, and a surprise like Bucharest, Romania, in third place. Mainly because of its cheap high-speed internet.
The number of important esports and video game events, the cost of hardware such as video cards, 5G coverage, the average internet speed, the affordability of the cost of housing and the possibility of finding a job related to gaming were the aspects to evaluate.
Each one was measured with a score from 0 to 5. CDMX, for example, had a summative score of 10.5. Austin, meanwhile, accumulated 19 points.