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    Media technologies that drive the esports industry to be covered at SMPTE 2020

    October 23, 2020

    Live Rocket League esports exhibition match, streamed live on Twitch and YouTube during 12 November "Game On" special programming.

    The event will offer presentations and live discussions about the convergence of esports and media technology with the concluding event to feature a Rocket League esports exhibition match. The match will be between Team Liquid, a professionals esports team, and RIT Esports - streamed live on SMPTEConnect’s Twitch and YouTube channels. RIT Esports is a collegiate club at the Rochester Institute of Technology where SMPTE has an active student chapter.

    Channels.Rocket League exhibition at SMPTE 2020

    SMPTE 2020: “Game On” Esports Sessions

    What’s It All About: The Heart and Spirit of Esports
    This introduction to esports will explore both the human and technical aspects of esports competitions and all that precedes it. During this initial session, experts will explain the true nature of esports’ success. 

    Keynote: Visual Storytelling in the Age of Esports
    Ian Sansavera of 1UP Studios will give attendees a closer look at the narrative opportunities within esports and the gaming industry.

    The Magic Enabler: The Esports Architecture
    Infrastructure plays a key role in enabling dynamic team competitions to be played on a “level playing field.” SMPTE 2020 attendees will learn about the different elements — the technology, production crew, callers, and many others — in this complex system.

    Boots-on-the-Ground Esports: Real-World Experiences
    Building on the earlier session detailing the esports architecture under ideal, theoretical conditions, this session will focus on challenges overcome and lessons learned through real-world experiences.

    The Magic in Action: An Esports Exhibition
    A live esports exhibition match will bring ideas and information from preceding presentations to life on SMPTEConnect’s live Twitch and YouTube streams with a Rocket League esports match between Team Liquid and RIT Esports.


    Tag(s): Featured , esports

    Frank Kunkle

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