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The buzz about eSports has been growing steadily for a few years now, but, even when you’re used to it and the opportunity it represents for the production sector, the numbers are still impressive. Take the Super Bowl as an example. The final total audience number for Super Bowl LIV is estimated by Nielsen to have been somewhere between 135 to 140 million once you factor in events such as parties and all the offline viewing. At Ncam, last year we worked on an eSports event in Cologne, Germany, that had a live audience of 25,000 and an online audience of 300 million unique viewers over its four-hour runtime, and all of those watched for an hour or longer.
Until recently, esports was viewed as the most niche of sports, an up-and-coming series of live events that was followed by a young and very specific audience. However, the reality is that esports organizers have long been delivering live programming to tens of millions of people per event.
There are few current trends in media and entertainment as exciting and fast-growing as Esports (an umbrella term encompassing competitive gaming across a number of distinct games). Growing out of the humble origins of arcade tournaments, and online game play-throughs, Esports have experienced a meteoric rise recently, though tournaments have been broadcast by channels such as GIGA since the early 2000s.
Over the last decade, eSports has become really big business. Spurred on by the phenomenal growth of live Web streaming, the craze is gaining momentum at a rapid, if not unfathomable pace. For Producer Tim Reis, improving the quality of his “player cams” with Marshall Electronics CV502 Miniature Camera, helped to bring a more immersive, all access experience to his broadcasts and live streams.
The recent Fortnite World Cup Finals, staged by Epic Games at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, was a landmark event for the esports movement. Its $30m prize purse saw what is already forecast to be a $1bn esports industry next year truly break through to widespread mainstream coverage. And one of the key elements to its sophisticated broadcast operation was a ground-breaking deployment of Ncam technology that allowed for an unprecedented level of augmented reality coverage rendered in real-time at 1080p60 in Unreal Engine 4.
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There is no secret. We are now living in an age where fan acquisition is at our fingertips. Sports audiences have become hungrier and more selfish when it comes to how much they expect from their favorite players. Today, every athlete has the most powerful tool in their hand to engage with their fans on a more personal, deeper level. Why is this important? Well, understanding who your audience is, where they come from, and where they are going next can maximize both revenue potential and brand awareness for the athlete like never before. Here are 5 winning strategies you want to start implementing in your content game ASAP.
There is no doubt about it: a lot of people love to watch sports. Viewership for the NFL alone was up 5% in 2018. That rising number also translates into increased production opportunities for all of us. But who is booking these productions and how are they getting the job done?
Two simple words; suddenly at the forefront of popular culture. Around the world, producers, PR execs and performers are left scrambling; each trying to learn the ins and outs of live streaming. For most, it comes down to one burning question: “How do I pivot my in-person event to the digital stage?”
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