Genvid Technologies to Revolutionize Esports Broadcasts
A new company by the name of Genvid Technologies is aiming at changing the way esports are broadcasted. Right now in esports broadcasts, there is usually one single camera angle of the match, and that's from the players' point of view. Genvid wants to change that.
The first thing they did was raise $1.5 million from investors, like March Capital Partners and OCA Ventures. They believe that with the growth of esports, more companies should focus on providing multiple camera angles and extra interaction for the spectators.
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“We could enable a developer to set up a 24/7 channel that connects to the most interesting match that is happening based on viewer interactivity and feedback," said Genvid CEO Jacob Navok to VentureBeat. "We could automate the camera controls based on popularity or have the developer control that itself.”
The company has already come out with a demo that was showcased during the new Unreal Tournament 2016 Alpha and is already being made available to developers. The demo has also been used during live Twitch matches and has allowed viewers to interact with the game directly. This will allow spectators to focus on who they like in that tournament, like their favorite player.
“The game industry has been circling around this segment for years, but Genvid is the first company positioned to bring engagement to the massive market that is non-players of games,” said Yoichi Wada, former CEO of Square Enix Holdings.
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