SLIVER.tv and DreamHack Partner to Broadcast First Esports Tournament In 360º VR
Cupertino, CA – April 19, 2017 – 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. However, in first-person shooter games like CS:GO, often times there is exciting action and game play happening at other parts of the map at the same time, teleporting enables viewers to experience them from multiple vantage points.
Marcus Lindmark CEO, 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 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 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.
DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival. DreamHack’s core, and origin is the LAN party, with the two major festivals in Sweden, DreamHack Summer in June and DreamHack Winter in November. DreamHack also arranges festivals, events and competitions in several locations in Europe and North America.
The events are a platform for esport, knowledge and creative competitions, music acts, lectures by game developers, Internet & game culture, cosplay, the fair DreamExpo and much much more. DreamHack is also a production company with a focus on gaming, esports, music and arena productions for both traditional TV and the Internet.
During 2016 DreamHack had 233,000 visitors to its events and more than 135 million viewers who followed the live broadcast online. More information is available on www.dreamhack.com. DreamHack is a part of the leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information is available on www.mtg.com.
About SLIVER VR Technologies, Inc.
Based in Cupertino, California, SLIVER.tv is the leading esports 360° entertainment platform, founded by successful entrepreneurs led by CEO Mitch Liu. The company launched its industry-defining platform in Fall 2016 with cutting-edge, patented technology designed to provide esports spectators with a uniquely immersive and cinematic experience in 360° and Virtual Reality. Backed by top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms including DCM Ventures, Sierra Ventures, The VR Fund, Colopl, and more, SLIVER.tv is on a mission to transform the interactive esports entertainment industry. For more information, please visit www.SLIVER.tv.