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SLIVER.tv Partners with Nokia to Deliver First 360° Live Stream of Premiere Esports Tournament in Hybrid Reality

SLIVER.tv, the leading esports 360º virtual reality entertainment platform chose Nokia this past weekend to help live stream DreamHack Masters Las Vegas in 360° cinematic experience, viewed by over 180,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) fans worldwide using SLIVER.tv’s Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, HTC Vive, Cardboard apps in addition to the company’s web and mobile 360º apps.

While SLIVER.tv’s virtual camera array technology rendered a fully immersive 360° in-world experience placing the viewer inside the game in VR, Nokia deployed its OZO 3D 360° VR live-action cameras to capture the excitement of fans inside the MGM Grand Arena. As soon as the critical clutch moment occurred in the final CS:GO match to win the tournament, SLIVER.tv’s virtual cameras captured the in-game action and transitioned the stream to the live stadium OZO cameras where attendees erupted in cheer. The energy and passion of the moment was felt by thousands more viewers around the world through the live 360° VR stream.

“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.” – Tarif Sayed, Head of VR Technologies at Nokia

“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.” – Mitch Liu, co-founder and CEO of SLIVER.tv

To watch live re-streams and highlights from DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, 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, users can download the SLIVER.tv Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive apps to watch in full VR.

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