Converge sets its sights to support the underserved gaming community to dominate the industry. Converge launches the GameChanger plans dedicated to casual and professional gamers, so they can rise above and command the gaming scene with our fast fiber internet.
Online gaming is considered one of the world’s fastest growing industries, where many experts expect global revenues to go up to nearly $200 billion by the end of 2022. With 48 million gamers in the Philippines and the country ranked the 25th biggest market by game revenues, Converge saw an opportunity to tap into the esports industry.
Finally, there is a gaming plan that hits the gamers’ needs where it counts. Converge knew it can rise to the challenge, with its a high-performance, non-blocking domestic network, with 800 Gbps links in key segments, and a robust, high-capacity international network. But to ensure the gaming experience will be exceptional, the company took a holistic approach, covering other factors like direct peering with gaming publishers, down to the right kind of router for the best WiFi gaming. The Converge GameChanger plans deliver high bandwidth, high prioritization with low packet loss, low jitter, and low latency. All these factors combined make for a better gameplay experience from start to finish.
Converge CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony H. Uy stressed the importance of providing pure end-to-end fiber internet to support the esports and gaming community. “Converge has the digital infrastructure that can provide the gaming community with the best-quality, high-performance connectivity they need to become a world leader in competitive gaming. We fully support the growing local gaming community so that they can showcase the Filipino passion and talent to the rest of the world. Filipino athletes, gamers, and aspiring gamers have a lot to look forward to with the GameChanger, ” he said.
One of the worst feelings when gaming is having all your progress come to a complete stop because of lag. High bandwidth itself isn’t enough to provide the best gaming experience. Gamers need low packet loss, low jitter, and low latency too. Low packet loss is when all the data actually arrives, low jitter is when the data arrives with minimal variations in the arrival time, and low latency is when all data arrives quickly. Only a pure fiber line can reliably deliver all four of these at the same time. In the last quarter of 2021, Converge showed a median latency rate of 4ms and a jitter rate of 2ms based on the results from Speedtest.net
With the GameChanger plans, gamers would not only be elevating their experience and increasing their performance, but they would be giving themselves better gameplay and a competitive advantage as well.
“From researching and understanding gamer’s pain points, we learned that gamers have specific needs for their internet connection for them to perform at a high level. With our dynamic network capable of providing them with these needs, we took it as an opportunity to give them the gaming experience that they deserve. Improvements such as high priority and better gameplay make all the difference in the way that they perform.” said Jesus C. Romero, Converge’s Chief Operations Officer. “This is a feature unique to the GameChanger plans.”
NEXT LEVEL GAMING
Through GameChanger, Converge has created plans with speeds and features suitable to the needs of casual and pro gamers. But make no mistake– anyone, new and existing subscribers, can avail of the GameChanger plans.
For existing customers under FiberX Plans 2000, 2500, and 3000 can upgrade their plans to GameChanger Pro for just an additional P500 per month. This will include the Prioritization feature and the ASUS TUF Gaming AX5400 Router. This router is capable of Ultrafast WiFi6 that can give up to 4x network efficiency with OFDMA and 160 MHz channels. Those under FiberX Plan 3500 can upgrade to GameChanger Elite Plan for an additional of Php1500 per month. This will include the Prioritization feature and ROG RAPTURE GT-AX6000 Gaming Router, with its High-Efficiency WiFi 6, Dual 2.5G Ports, Extreme Quad-Core CPU Power, and Triple-Level Game Acceleration. New customers can subscribe to GameChanger plans starting at P2500.
Converge’s GameChanger Plans are considered to be technically superior because of our partnership with ASUS, which began in 2018. The gaming network devices powered by ASUS Republic of Gamers are top of the line gaming routers which complement Converge’s power speed plans. “Right now, the gaming format is moving forward, compared with other triple-A games, to a more competitive form. Now it’s about interaction, speed, and stability,” said Eason Lin, ASUS Philippines country manager for Open Platform Business Group.
Converge will also be giving away Gamer Kits for free to subscribers who avail of the GameChanger Plans during its pre-sign up run from August 4 to 10, 2022. These kits include custom merchandise and gaming gear from ASUS.