SLIVER.tv and DreamHack Partner to Broadcast First Esports Tournament In 360º Virtual Reality With In-Game Spectator Teleporting
SLIVER.tv and DreamHack to livestream DreamHack Austin April 28-30 in VR using multiple 360° streams letting viewers choose virtual cameras to catch all the in-game action.
SLIVER.tv, the leading esports 360º virtual reality entertainment platform, is partnering with DreamHack to livestream the DreamHack ASTRO Open Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament at DreamHack Austin in VR to viewers worldwide. For the first time, spectators will be able to select from multiple virtual cameras and teleport to different areas of the game map. This technology will be available in all seven CS:GO tournament maps and supported across the SLIVER.tv platform on desktop 360º, mobile 360º and all VR apps.
SLIVER.tv will continue to broadcast a “sit-back and relax” caster led experience with auto-switching VR 360º virtual cameras that follow specific players. Often in first-person shooter games like CS:GO there is exciting action and game play happening at other parts of the map at the same time, and teleporting enables viewers to experience them from multiple vantage points.
Marcus Lindmark, CEO of DreamHack AB, said: “SLIVER.tv is on the cutting edge of esports broadcast entertainment with its immersive 360º VR streams. Letting viewers step into CS:GO and teleport to different battle locations instantly is truly ground-breaking, and for the first time enables our fans to catch all the action in live tournament matches. We are thrilled to bring this experience to millions of DreamHack esports fans worldwide.”
Mitch Liu, co-founder and CEO of SLIVER.tv, said: “Our long-term vision is to transform the esports spectating experience. The multi-stream teleporting capability powered by our virtual camera array technology truly augments the live viewing experience, and takes 360º VR immersion to the next level. We’re excited to launch this new technology in partnership with DreamHack Austin.”
To watch the 360º VR live stream of DreamHack Austin from April 28-30, visit the SLIVER.tv website or download the SLIVER.tv Android and iOS apps to view in 360° video and in Google Cardboard. For a premium experience, download the SLIVER.tv Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive apps and watch in full VR.