Dota 2: Two Korean teams heading to Singapore for reduced latency
Two Dota 2 teams from Korea will be spending more than $13,000 to go to Singapore for a few days, just so they can reduce their gaming lag by one tenth of a second.
The 11 members from MVP.Hot6ix and MVP.Phoenix are in Singapore to play the qualifying rounds for The International, the biggest competition for the extremely popular competitive online game, Dota 2.
They can play from anywhere in the world, including South Korea, where they are based, but they have chosen to play from Singapore because they can cut down their online lag by 100 milliseconds (ms), or one-tenth of a second. The players measure time in milliseconds (1ms is one-thousandth of a second).