stc Group Supports Esports World Cup with Digital Content for Game and Esports Fans

Supported by stc's world-class connectivity services, the Esports World Cup is contributing to the growth of the gaming sector in Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
Supported by stc's world-class connectivity services, the Esports World Cup is contributing to the growth of the gaming sector in Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
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stc Group Supports Esports World Cup with Digital Content for Game and Esports Fans

Supported by stc's world-class connectivity services, the Esports World Cup is contributing to the growth of the gaming sector in Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
Supported by stc's world-class connectivity services, the Esports World Cup is contributing to the growth of the gaming sector in Saudi Arabia. (SPA)

stc Group has strengthened its leadership in enabling digital transformation in Saudi Arabia by supporting the first edition of the Esports World Cup, where it introduced innovative interactive concepts that added a distinctive character to the tournament, allowing visitors from all over the world to enjoy unprecedented experiences and explore the vast possibilities in the world of games and esports.

stc Group, through stc Play Gaming Hall, has provided many interactive experiences, including stc Play Zone, which includes an advanced virtual reality simulator, and stc Play Streaming Zone, which provides the latest high-definition live streaming devices to enrich the visitors' experience.

It also provided stc TV Zone, a photography pavilion where visitors can document the most beautiful moments in a suspenseful atmosphere.

For those wishing to purchase the latest versions of gaming consoles and accessories, the group has provided an integrated store that contains all their needs through the stc Play Shop.

The various experiences provided by stc Play Gaming Hall also included stc Play Studio, which showcases electronic games developed by Manga Productions of Misk Foundation, and stc Qitaf Zone, which allows gamers to interact with games via virtual reality technology.

Supported by stc's world-class connectivity services, the Esports World Cup is contributing to the growth of the gaming sector in Saudi Arabia, in line with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030, which is to establish the Kingdom as a leading global destination for electronic games.



Intuitive Surgical Results Beat on Growing Demand for Surgical Robots

Representation photo: Employees work at the office of humanoid robots developer Ex-Robots in Dalian, Liaoning province, China June 6, 2024. REUTERS/Florence Lo
Representation photo: Employees work at the office of humanoid robots developer Ex-Robots in Dalian, Liaoning province, China June 6, 2024. REUTERS/Florence Lo
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Intuitive Surgical Results Beat on Growing Demand for Surgical Robots

Representation photo: Employees work at the office of humanoid robots developer Ex-Robots in Dalian, Liaoning province, China June 6, 2024. REUTERS/Florence Lo
Representation photo: Employees work at the office of humanoid robots developer Ex-Robots in Dalian, Liaoning province, China June 6, 2024. REUTERS/Florence Lo

Intuitive Surgical on Thursday beat estimates for second-quarter profit and revenue on growing demand for its surgical robots used in minimally invasive procedures, sending its shares up 6.7% after the bell.
Investor expectations around medical device makers have grown lately on hopes of elevated demand for surgical procedures as people, especially older adults, opt for medical procedures deferred during the pandemic, Reuters said.
On an adjusted basis, Intuitive earned $1.78 per share for the quarter ended June 30, beating analysts' estimates of $1.54 per share, according to LSEG data.
The company reported quarterly revenue of $2.01 billion, compared with analysts' estimates of $1.97 billion.
The rise in revenue was driven in part by growth in the procedure volume from the company's surgical robots called da Vinci. Worldwide da Vinci procedure volumes rose about 17%, from a year ago, the company said.
Industry bellwether Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday posted a 2.2% rise in second quarter sales at its medical technology business, but fell short of analysts' estimates.
Larger peer Abbott Laboratories also raised its annual profit forecast, helped by double-digit growth in sales of its glucose monitors and strong demand for heart devices.