Supersphere Partnering with Oculus to Live Stream Oculus Connect via Venues

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180° Streams of Keynotes and Venues’ First-Ever Immersive Esports Tournaments

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Los Angeles, CA – Leading VR creative and production studio Supersphere announced today that they are partnering with Oculus to live stream keynotes and immersive esports tournaments during the upcoming Oculus Connect Conference. Taking place at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center on September 26-27, Oculus Connect (OC5) is Oculus’ annual virtual reality developer conference bringing together developers and creators alike to pursue innovation in VR. Supersphere will produce 180° live streams of key event highlights for Oculus’ social app Venues, including Venues’ first-ever immersive esports tournaments, so anyone can join the fun of Oculus Connect and watch with other fans from wherever they are.

“After working with Oculus on live streams of previous events for Venues, we’re very excited to team up to cover this year’s Oculus Connect and debut compelling new levels of immersion for competitive esports,” shared Lucas Wilson, Founder and Executive Producer at Supersphere. “We have been working closely with both Oculus and the game developers to create custom-built immersive environments that will bring viewers into a true 180°/360° view of the gameplay for a much more engaging esports experience than anyone has seen before, and Venues is the perfect platform to bring this to fans worldwide.”

Supersphere first pioneered immersive, customizable live streaming capabilities for esports at this year’s E3 conference, with its creative team offering bespoke 180°/360° environments and its technical team designing and building flexible flypacks to handle the demands of any production. Supersphere’s 12G live production flypacks are equipped with a range of cameras, including ZCAM, RED, and others; Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switchers to handle multiple content streams including 360°, 180°, 4K, or HD; ASSIMILATE’S SCRATCH VR Z software to enable real time geometry integration and stitching; and proprietary hardware and software solutions that all combine to let viewers see the players, teams, in-game feeds, social media input, and integrated graphics.

On the lineup for Supersphere are both days of OC5 keynote presentations, and the semi-finals and finals for worldwide esports tournaments of Downpour Interactive’s Onward and Ready at Dawn’s Echo VR. All in all Supersphere expects to produce about 16 hours of content across both days of OC5, all available live via Oculus Venues.

For a complete schedule and more information, please visit: https://www.oculusconnect.com/

About Supersphere

Supersphere is a leading VR/360° consultancy and production studio based in Los Angeles and New York. Supersphere’s team of top creative and engineering talent brings decades of production experience and expertise in camera technology, immersive audio, broadcast integration, live streaming, and beyond to facilitate all aspects of production from concept through delivery – helping elevate clients to more forward-thinking methods of storytelling and customer engagement. http://superspherevr.com/

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