SLIVER.tv worked with Nokia this past weekend to help live stream the DreamHack Masters Las Vegas in 360°. This was viewed by over 180,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) fans worldwide using SLIVER.tv’s Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, HTC Vive, Cardboard apps in addition to the company’s web and mobile 360º apps.
Nokia deployed its OZO 3D 360° VR live-action cameras to capture the excitement of fans inside the MGM Grand Arena.
Tarif Sayed, Head of VR Technologies at Nokia, said: “Virtual Reality allows us to explore a fantasy world; immersing people in experiences they could never engage with before and this is especially true with eSports. Working with SLIVER.tv on the hybrid reality livestream for DreamHack transported fans into both the game and the event in a completely, new and unique way that takes eSports to a brand new level.”
Mitch Liu, Co-founder and CEO of SLIVER.tv, stated: “We were thrilled to work with Nokia and its award winning professional OZO cameras for our DreamHack live-action production. The dual 360° VR live streams truly pushed the boundaries of today’s video technologies, and we successfully created an unique hybrid reality experience to esports viewers worldwide. This is a first step towards our mission to transform the interactive esports entertainment industry.”
We recently visited Mitch and the team at their California HQ, and you can read up on this interview here.
Anyone who missed out can check out replays of the DreamHack Masters Las Vegas over at SLIVER.tv’s site or download its Android and iOS apps to view in 360° video and in Google Cardboard.
Esports Insider says: Another strong delivery from the SLIVER.tv team, and expect more of the same for each of the numerous events they’ll be broadcasting this year. Anyone that can’t make it to Katowice, this is probably the next best thing.