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North Dakota Dubbed Best State for Online Gaming After Speed Tests

Online gaming can be a great way to pass the time, but in spite of the fact that this is the case it can also become a source of frustration if you don’t have the best available internet connection. Gamer rage is a common result of slow or spotty internet connections, and many online gamers who are serious about the craft often consider moving to a different state if it will provide them with better results.

There are quite a few factors that go into determining whether or not an internet connection is suitable for any kind of online gaming. With all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that only objective speed tests can point us in the right direction. PC Mag just published the latest iteration of its Best Gaming ISPs report, and it revealed which states offer the best experiences for online gamers.

It turns out that the winner of this contest was actually North Dakota. It’s surprising that this state won out because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up suggesting that wealthier states like New York and California aren’t automatically well suited to the needs of online gamers.

The average score for all states is 51.3, and North Dakota got a score of 26.9. It must be mentioned that lower scores are more favorable in this metric, although North Dakota definitely benefits form having fewer ISPs.

Having fewer ISPs can make a state’s score better than might have been the case otherwise. Midco is a midwestern ISP that is well known for providing high quality internet, and its own score in North Dakota turned out to be a spectacular 15.2.

Hence, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that North Dakota’s score is being inflated somewhat. Still, this suggests that North Dakota is a great state for online gamers, and that could lead to the creation of a cottage industry of professional gamers and streamers within the state if more awareness is spread about this fact.


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