Gaming is serious business. Many older people don’t understand how competitive online gaming has become over the last decade. eSports has gathered a huge following across the world, forcing its way into the same league as athletic sports. In fact, major tournaments like the Dota2 TI frequently have multi-million dollar prize pools for the winning team among the best competitors from across the world. Pro-gamers have the same celebrity, following, and of course, sponsorship deals model as in any other major sport.
But with so many ways to monetize gaming skills, such as Twitch streaming, endorsements, and guest appearances at events, professional eSports keeps attracting more and more people. One of the reasons why this happens is that eSports generally level out the playing field. As long as you can manage clicking buttons, can clearly see the screen, and have a reliable internet connection like Cox internet, you’re on the same footing as anyone else playing. But, while we are on the subject of Cox and gaming, what if you didn’t have to limit yourself to that? Read on to find more.
Cox Elite Gamer – The Complete Low-Down
The provider has been testing gamer-focused enhancements to its internet experience for some time now. Elite Gamer started appearing in select markets in 2019, as the provider continued to examine and tweak the enhancement for the best results. As of June 2020, almost every market can benefit from one of the best provider-supported gaming experiences around, subject to Cox availability. But what exactly is Gamer Elite and why should you opt for it? Here are a few reasons to help you decide for yourself:
Online Games Need Low and Stable Latency
If you’re a serious online gamer, you know that a stable connection can make or break a game. Even a few isolated instances of fluctuating latency can mean the difference between a loss or a win. Nobody wants to lag out right before a crucial play is initiated. Unfortunately, every gamer has had more than their fair share of latency issues. Latency or, as gamers like to call it, ping plays a huge role in a smooth gaming experience. In online games involving multiple players, your device is constantly uploading and downloading information. How fast your device can send and receive information to/from the game’s host server determines how smoothly your game proceeds. High ping levels are bad and usually mean a disruptive experience.
A Brief Look at Cox Communications
The provider is one of the most significant parts of the larger Cox Enterprises umbrella. Founded by the late Governor James Cox in the late 1890s, the provider has always remained a family-owned concern. It is still the largest privately-owned cable TV and high-speed internet services provider in the United States. With a significant presence in 18 states, the provider has continued to expand its subscriber base by offering customizable bundles and a range of internet and TV options to choose from. Continuing on its path of an expanding subscriber pool, the Elite Gamer service is the provider’s latest offering. One that is configured to a very specific audience: gamers.
How Elite Gamer Adds Value to Your Gaming Lifestyle
Elite Gamer is the newest addition to the value-added Cox services. Elite Gamer services are by far among the best gamer-specific add-ons available anywhere in the United States. The reason this service is becoming so popular among gamers is because it tackles a root problem for gamers: bad or unstable ping.
Simply put, the add-on helps to reduce latency by improving the data route from your device to your PC. Elite Gamer routs the game data through faster routes over the internet so it can reach the server (and vice versa) much faster than the average internet service. The add-on automatically identifies the best traffic routes and stabilizes ping while slashing lag problems while gaming.
Why Cox is Looking to Offer Enhanced Gaming Experiences
The provider has always been among the best choices in any market it covers. For example, services like the Cox Gigablast offer some of the highest service levels in the areas they are available in. But the provider isn’t going to ignore a significant segment present in nearly all of its markets. With video gaming becoming a huge industry in its own right and gaming sales increasing in volume each year, the gamer demographic is a crucial market for any provider. The gaming experiences Cox is trying to build are designed to make it the provider of choice among pro, semi-pro, or casual gamers alike.
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Who Can Get Elite Gamer?
The service is available at no additional costs to the provider’s existing customers. Specifically, the ones that have subscribed to the provider’s internet service and also opted for the provider’s stellar Panoramic Wi-Fi gateway. The gateway offers wall-to-wall internet access and maintains signal strength far better than many other home Wi-Fi systems.
However, each internet and Panoramic Wi-Fi subscriber can get access to only one Elite Gamer package free of cost. Of course, additional connections can be added on beyond the first one. However, the provider currently limits the maximum number of additional Elite Gamer services to 3. However, exiting internet customers or those who don’t have Panoramic Wi-Fi can still opt-in for the gaming-exclusive package at a monthly price, along with the option to add three more Elite Gamer connections.