Augmented Reality and Esports on Tap for SMTPE
ePlay CEO, Trevor Doerksen, presented to the SMTPE industry group on esports, augmented reality and mobile gaming this week in Ottawa. SMPTE is an international standards organization in the video, film, VR and AR sectors.
The presentation focused on mobile esports production opportunities from live venue-based broadcasts to mobile broadcasts directly from phones with specially adapted mobile games. The discussion focused on the types of live and shoulder esports programming that is becoming popular. Narrative and story-telling was emphasized as a means to increasing audience sizes. ePlay's Big Shot game was highlighted and discussion around a special esports league that emphasized entertainment, sports, and esports content was lively with show pitches from the audience rounding out the event.