GUILDWARS 2 – DESERT BORDERLANDS INVITATIONAL

ABOUT

GuildWars 2 unveiled Desert Borderlands with a 3-player stress test at their office in Bellevue. Our friends at Filmateria brought us on board to design the video system and robotic cameras to broadcast the event live on Twitch. From ArenaNet’s web announcement:

“Join us on Twitch on Thursday, July 30 as we celebrate our second World vs World Desert Borderlands Stress Test by pitting three community streamers against each other in the Desert Borderlands Invitational! In this event, Chemsorly, Shinryuku_ku, and Heurix, all playing locally from the ArenaNet offices, will be tasked with leading their respective teams to victory in a three-way battle in the new Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ Desert Borderlands WvW map.”

Our audio guru Paul unraveled and surmounted all the technical challenges mixing the audio between players, teammates, and game; while Brian led our video engineering team with Blackmagic’s new macro functionality to rapidly deploy complex PIPs, keys, and lower-thirds.

Special shout-out to Casey Schmidt and our buddies at Northwest Grip for all the lighting!

CLIENT

Filmateria / ArenaNet

SCOPE

Live video, video engineering, system design, webcast, Twitch.tv, robotic cameras, fiber optics

CREW

Jacob Stone, Brian Koepke, Andrew Jordan, Paul Hudson, Chris Gibbs

TIMELAPSE OF SET UP AND GAMEPLAY

Filmateria crew put together this wicked time lapse documenting the entire control-room setup process and most of the gameplay / video streaming.

GAME RECORDING ON TWITCH.TV

Description from Twitch.tv: During the second World vs World Desert Borderlands Stress Test, we set up three community streamers against each other in the Desert Borderlands Invitationa. In this event, Chemsorly, Shinryuku_ku, and Heurix, all played locally from the ArenaNet offices and were tasked with leading their respective teams to victory in a three-way battle in the new Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ Desert Borderlands WvW map.

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