Esports tournament and venue infrastructure: Andrew Haworth, Blast Premier
| By Micah Passman
Connectivity is the top criteria for venue selection, says Andrew Haworth, commissioner of Blast Premier.
The optimisation of connectivity speaks to the recent rise in popularity in esports. Central to connectivity is venue selection, where hosts can ensure the most high-power experience for both the players and the audience.
This involves balancing territories, costs and potential profit when deciding which venue will provide the best overall esports experience. The best way to circumvent any connectivity issues lies in preparation, says Haworth, who adds that Blast travels with distribution equipment to avoid this issue.