HP ProCurve Networking Ensures the Continued Success of the 2008 World Cyber Games
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
The World Cyber Games (WCG) is recognised by the Guinness World Records as 'The world's largest video game competition'. The 2008 Grand Finals were hosted in Koelnmesse, an enormous indoor exhibition hall in the north of Cologne. To connect the 700 competitors in a real-time environment, whilst simultaneously broadcasting the event live across the web, it was essential that the WCG had a reliable, secure and highly available networking environment. The World Cyber Games originally employed an HP ProCurve network at the 2005 Grand Finals in Singapore. Following a decidedly successful event, a three-year deal was negotiated, in which ProCurve provided an Adaptive Network solution for the Grand Finals in Seattle, USA (2007), Cologne, Germany (2008), and the upcoming 2009 Finals in Chengdu, China.