The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) published its ‘Game Mode’ report for the third quarter of 2021, ranking Saudi Arabia’s telecom service providers based on their video game performance. This quarter’s Game Mode report reveals that STC came in first place for quarterly performance in most video games. 

STC outperformed Zain, Mobily, and Salam with lower latency in all six of the most popular games in Saudi Arabia: Fortnite, FIFA, Apex Legends, Dota 2, Valorant, and OverWatch. 

STC and Mobily were leading in World of Warcraft, and it came in third with Pubg and AmongUs. 

For the online games League of Legends Mobily were leading, with it coming in second with PubG, Valorant and third in FIFA, Apex Legends, and OverWatch.

Zain topped the list in Pubg, came in second in Fortnite, FIFA, Apex Legends, League of Legends, Dota 2, World of Warcraft, AmongUs, and OverWatch. It came in third for Valorant.

Local network Salam came in third place in Fortnite, FIFA, Dota 2, World of Warcraft, and AmongUs. It ranked fourth place in OverWatch, Valorant, Pubg, League of Legends, and Apex Legends.

The report is part of CITC’s framework to promote healthy competition among telecom operators to provide the best experience for gamers, raise the level of transparency in the market, and provide investors and the public with key data and indicators on the sector’s performance. The Q3 2021 Game Mode report also unveils valuable insights on the overall latency performance of telecom companies within fixed, mobile, and 5G networks. 

CITC’s Game Mode initiative includes quarterly reports that compare response times among service providers across some of the most popular video games in the Kingdom. In addition, the initiative consists of an award for the internet service provider with the best response time for video gaming, a key indicator of the network’s performance.


  • Publish Date:
  • 14/11/2021
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