SLIVER.tv has been heavily promoting its immersive esports coverage since it began last year after securing $6.2 million USD in a seed funding round. Having partnered with Intel, ESL and WonderWorld VR, most recently it’s collaborated with Nokia on the DreamHack Masters Las Vegas event.
Both companies live-streamed the competition to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) fans worldwide, with SLIVER.tv’s virtual camera array technology placing the viewer inside the game in VR, while Nokia used its OZO camera 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, said: “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.”
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