Mike Stubbs . Business . Wednesday 18th January 2017 . 12:11
SLIVER.tv has announced a new deal with both ESL and DreamHack that will see them stream 14 events from the organisers in virtual reality this year.
The deal will see the company offer VR streams for the following events in 2017: DreamHack Masters Vegas, DreamHack Masters (unconfirmed location), DreamHack ASTRO Open events in Austin, Atlanta, Montreal, Denver and DreamHack Winter, DreamLeague Season Seven and Eight playoffs, IEM Katowice, 2018 season IEM events, ESL One Cologne, ESL One New York and a final unconfirmed ESL One event.
“We are thrilled to be working closely with two of the largest esports tourney organizers in the world in 2017,” said Mitch Liu, founder and CEO of SLIVER.tv. “Our vision is to forever transform the esports spectating experience by providing new perspectives and insights into live esports streams. In partnering with ESL and DreamHack across these 14 global events, we have the opportunity to showcase our 360 virtual reality, live replays and stats technology to millions of esports fans worldwide.”
"Our partnership with SLIVER.tv at ESL One New York and IEM Oakland last year exceeded our expectations, and our fans, teams and players were blown away by the first-ever live broadcast of CS:GO and League of Legends in VR,” added Stuart Ewen, Product Manager of ESL. “We are delighted to partner with SLIVER.tv this year across 7 events starting with Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland where in 2016 we saw over 100,000 attendees and nearly two million peak concurrent online viewers. With the help of SLIVER.tv we hope 2017 will be even bigger and better.”