Over the last few months Sliver.tv has become the go-to provider for immersive coverage of esports entertainment. Today the company announced livesteam coverage of the DreamHack ASTRO Open Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament at DreamHack Austin this month.
For the broadcast Sliver.tv will be including additional functionality for spectators, enabling them to select from multiple virtual cameras and teleport to different areas of the game map. This new option will be available in all seven CS:GO tournament maps and supported across the SLIVER.tv platform network.
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.”
While Mitch Liu, co-founder and CEO of SLIVER.tv, added: “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.”
As with all of Sliver.tv’s immersive livestreams there are several ways to get in on the action. Either head to the SLIVER.tv website or download the SLIVER.tv Android and iOS apps to view in 360-degree video or with a Google Cardboard. For the best experience you’ll need to download the app for Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
DreamHack Austin runs from 28th-30th April, 2017. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Sliver.tv, reporting back with the latest announcements.