We are thrilled to announce that ESL and SLIVER.tv will once again be partnering to bring the first-ever live-stream of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends featuring augmented live stats integrated into the virtual reality stream at Intel Extreme Masters Oakland.
IEM Oakland will be broadcast in virtual reality using a platform agnostic method that is viewable through a website, mobile device or a VR headset exclusively through SLIVER.tv's platform. Fans worldwide can download and install the SLIVER.tv on either Android or iOS systems to watch in mobile Panorama-360 or using Google Cardboard, as well as on the company's website. For a premium experience, users can download the SLIVER.tv GearVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive apps to watch in full VR.
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Stuart Ewen, Product Manager ESL, said: "SLIVER.tv is helping us raise the bar for VR live streaming with VRLiveStats. Having a real-time in depth look at everything that happens in a CS:GO match is something unique to a VR broadcast. Now, viewers not only have a bird's eye view of all the action and a first person feed, but also all of the statistics to put together a high level view of how a round or match unfolds. All of this is only possible in a VR environment."
Mitch Liu, co-founder and CEO of SLIVER.tv, said: "We're thrilled to work with ESL to showcase our VRLiveStats technology. Our vision is to transform the eSports spectator landscape forever, and incorporating augmented live stats into our VR 360 live-streams of CS:GO and LoL is a big step towards this vision. Fans around the world can now access valuable game stats and information in real-time, all within a natural and immersive VR experience."
George Woo, Esports Marketing Manager at Intel, said: “Each season we push the boundaries of innovation by adding new elements to make IEM more exciting and immersive for fans. This year you can experience IEM for the first time in VR through SLIVER.tv. Powerful and thrilling VR experiences like SLIVER.tv demand a high performance PC —and that is where Intel excels with its latest Intel Core i7 Extreme Processor. With SLIVER.tv IEM is going to be even more exciting for gamers and create new VR fans.”
Intel Extreme Masters Oakland begins next week with the Oracle Area opening its doors to the passionate fans on November 19-20. Tickets are available if you want to join us in person for another amazing esports event.