Esports, short for electronic sports, is a form of competitive video gaming that has exploded in popularity in recent years. Professional gamers and teams started to compete in tournaments and leagues for millions of dollars in prize money. Along with this growth has come the need for professional event coverage, which helps to bring the excitement of these competitions to a wider audience and establish esports as a legitimate form of entertainment.
Video production has become an increasingly important aspect of esports, as it allows for the creation of high-quality broadcasts of esports events, as well as other types of content that can be used to promote and showcase the esports scene. In this article, we will go through the benefits of video production in esports, and the different types and examples of e-sports videos.
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By utilising a green screen in esports video production, it is possible to simultaneously display both the action taking place in the game and the reaction of the player, thereby enhancing the viewer’s overall experience. This practice is popularly used in esports gaming and live-streaming.
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How does Video Production benefit your Esports Event?
Event coverage and video production can benefit your esports event in a number of ways:
- Increased exposure: Professional event coverage helps to bring the excitement of esports tournaments to a wider audience, increasing the exposure of the event and attracting new viewers and fans.
- Improved viewing experience: High-quality event coverage and video production help to create a polished and engaging viewing experience for fans, making the event more enjoyable to watch.
- Increased sponsorship opportunities: Professional event coverage can help to increase the value of the event to sponsors, leading to more sponsorships and increased revenue for the organisers.
- Enhanced credibility: Professional event coverage helps to establish esports as a legitimate form of entertainment and can increase the credibility of the event and the industry as a whole.
- Increased engagement: Event coverage and video production can help to increase engagement with fans, through the use of social media and streaming platforms, as well as through on-site activities such as meet-and-greets and autograph sessions.
One of the key challenges of esports event coverage is the fast-paced nature of the action, which requires a high level of skill and attention to detail from the production team. Specialised software and multiple camera angles are often used to capture the action in high quality, and commentators and analysts are brought in to provide insight and analysis for viewers.
Different examples of Esports Event Videos
There are several types of event coverage and video production in esports, including:
Live broadcasts: Live broadcasts of esports tournaments involve the production of a live feed of the event, which is typically streamed online or broadcast on television. Live broadcasts often use multiple camera angles and specialised software to capture the fast-paced action in high quality, and may also include commentary and analysis from experts.
On-site reporting: On-site reporters are responsible for covering esports events in person, providing updates and interviews with players and coaches, as well as analysis and insights into the games.
Post-event analysis and highlights: After an esports event has taken place, production teams will often create highlights reels and other content showcasing the best moments and performances of the event. This content is typically used to promote future events and engage with fans.
Promotional materials: Esports event coverage and video production may also involve the creation of promotional materials such as player profiles, team profiles, and sponsorship content. These materials are used to build excitement and interest in esports events and can be distributed through social media and streaming platforms, as well as on the websites of esports organisations and sponsors.
Streaming platform content: Many esports players and organisations have their own channels on streaming platforms such as Twitch and YouTube, and produce regular content to engage their fans and attract new viewers. This content can range from live streams of games to analysis and commentary, to behind-the-scenes looks at the lives of professional gamers.
By experimenting with various styles and variations, you can create new and innovative video formats that can be utilised to promote your event or to be shared on your social media platforms. This can potentially provide you an edge over competitors, and give your event or brand a unique visual identity.
Esports Event Video References from Around The World
Please Note: Some videos referenced in this blog article are not produced by Vivid Snaps. The following videos are sourced from publicly available websites, such as YouTube.
Esports Tournament Roadmap Video
In this video, the Development Team from Riot Games came forward to announce their plans for the upcoming 2023 Valorant Champions Tour, hosting numerous regional and international leagues in various countries to compete and see who will emerge as champions. This will garner more attention from the gaming public and attract teams to participate in the competition. The host in this video was probably filmed on set in a studio with actual screens as the background but such a scene could easily be replicated with the use of a green screen and adding on the background in post-production.
Mobile Esports Competitive Event Trailer
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) announced the return of the PUBG Global Invitational.S, an esports festival event that was held in 2021. Hosted in South Korea, the event brought together some of the best players from around the world to compete and determine who is the top player in PUBG for the season.This video combines CGI scenes with footage from past tournaments to give the viewer a sense of what the competition has to offer and establish a smooth connection to the event’s theme and the mobile game itself.
Esports Organisation MOU Signing Video
This video by Esports Entertainment Asia shows the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony between several organisations involved in the upcoming Asia Esports Festival. This video helps to document the event and communicate the details of the agreement to a wider audience, create excitement and build momentum for the upcoming Asia Esports Festival, and promote the MOU and the parties involved.
Esports Event Trailer Video
This video by LoL Esports showed cinematic shots of competing teams in the 2022 LoL Competitive Season, with highlights of exciting plays committed by the teams with voiceover commentary from commentators describing the happenings in the match. The use of cinematic shots of the competing teams will portray the individual teams in an unique way and it will excite fans of the competing teams to support their beloved team in the esports event. This video also acts as an invitation to up and coming teams to try to compete in the upcoming competitive season and claim what is theirs.
Esports Team Roster Reveal Video
Team SoloMid showed off their new roster lineup in this video for 2023, showing high-profile shots of each professional player and included some of their highlight clips in the video to increase the hype and boost the teams’ publicity to the public. This will in turn make fans interested and await for their comeback in the upcoming tournaments hosted. The use of the matched cuts and movement with the CGI of the game characters allowed for a seamless transition between characters and gamers.
Official Sponsor Video of Esports Team
Secretlab came forward to announce that they were the Official Chair Sponsor for Team Liquid with exclusive products like the featured Team Liquid Edition of the award-winning Secretlab TITAN Evo Series Gaming Chairs. The creative use of the lighting to accentuate the unique design elements and selling points of the chair drew the viewer’s attention and showed how the design elements of the Team Liquid organisation was incorporated into the gaming chair.
Esports Festival Event Highlights Video
The video from the Campus Game Festival compiles all of the best or most exciting moments throughout the various mini events and competitions held within the festival. Highlight videos are often shared on social media, used for promotional material, or included in a recap of the event. They can be a great way to engage an audience, create excitement, and promote a team or event. Creating a highlight video can be a great way to commemorate the event and give those who couldn’t attend a glimpse of what they missed.
Esports Tournament Event Recap Video
In this Tekken 7 tournament hosted by ONE Esports, the world’s greatest Tekken 7 fighters gathered at Tokyo to compete and see who is the best Tekken 7 player. The video edit showed the exciting gaming footage accompanied with their respective reaction of both sides which really allows the viewer to feel the excitement in the atmosphere from their screens. This event video serves as a recap on the happenings at the event, showing how the players climbed the tournament bracket through difficult battles from their opponents and how only one of them will win.
Esports Tournament Event Highlights Video
In this League of Legends tournament hosted by Riot Games, talented teams from all over the world converged at Mexico City to compete in the Worlds 2022 championship. This event video depicts the journey of players through the tournament, as well as how different teams duelled against each other and highlight moments in the teams’ journey towards victory. This video edit compiles all of the highlights, exciting moments and gameplay of the tournament all into one video, it serves as a memory so that viewers can look back at the moment once again.
Esports Victory Moment Video
The video depicts the thrilling and tense moments leading up to Team OG’s triumph at The International, a competitive tournament for the multiplayer online battle arena game DOTA 2. This video features footage of the gameplay and various camera angles capturing the players’ reactions just before their victory. It also displays the team’s celebration of their achievement, including the raising of the trophy, a symbol of their victory. This allows the viewers to feel the heat of the match and rejoice the moment of victory alongside the winning team.
Esports Video Content References from Around The World
PLEASE NOTE: The videos referenced in this blog article are not produced by Vivid Snaps. The following videos are sourced from publicly available websites, such as YouTube.
Esports Trivia Quiz Content Video
This ONE Esports video includes a segment in which various DOTA 2 community members were tested on their knowledge of the multiplayer online battle arena game. Those who were unable to correctly answer the questions were given a forfeit, which involved trying various South-east Asian snacks. Some of the players were unfamiliar with the snacks and had mixed feelings about them. This video also shows the players’ reactions and willingness to try new things, adding an extra layer of entertainment to the video and a way to connect with viewers from different regions.
Mobile Esports Game Launch Trailer
Tencent Games and Activision came together to announce a new addition to the long-tanding Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Mobile. The video showcases the game’s familiar fast-paced and action-packed gameplay, featuring a variety of weapons, perks, and killstreaks, as well as the different game modes available like the popular Battle Royale game mode. Creating a trailer video will increase the hype of your game or event and create commotion within the industry.
Esports Game Development Announcement Video
Riot Games, the developer behind the popular game League of Legends, announced in 2019, that they were working on a brand new first-person shooter game code-named “Project A”. The announcement was met with excitement from both the gaming community and fans of Riot Games. The video released by the company gave a glimpse of the basic mechanics of the game such as the abilities and gunplay that players can expect, while also addressing major concerns of the player community, such as cheater detection.
A Day in the Life Video of an Esports Gamer with Product Placement
One37pm and Head and Shoulders went to find out what happens in the day in the life of Fortnite World Cup Champion, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf. His day starts in the afternoon by preparing himself and taking mental walk breaks with his dog. He continues with schoolwork and meetings with the higher ups in his organisation. He continues the rest of the night streaming and practising on gaming while maintaining his balance in social life with family and friends. This style of a-day-in-the-life video allows viewers and fans of the player to understand what the player’s day to day life is about and allows the viewer to empathise with the player.
Esports Developers Diary Video
Ubisoft Developers for Rainbow Six Siege came forward to announce their plans for the Year 7 Anniversary in terms of philosophy, roadmap, player protection, features, and much more. This video helps to send out their message and vision for the game in the upcoming season. The video helped to increase the exposure of the brand and the game, and it also showed Ubisoft’s commitment to improving the game and listening to the community feedback. The video also served as a way to build trust and loyalty among the existing fans and attract new players who might be interested in the latest happenings of the game itself.
Esports Headset Product Review Video
Razer, a leading brand in the gaming peripheral industry, created the Kraken Pro V2 headset with a specific target audience in mind – esports players. We got to listen to what the top Korean esports athletes Faker, Ssumday, and Infiltration had to say about the sound and build quality of the Razer headset and how esports players can focus on their gameplay without worrying about the quality of their audio equipment.
Esports Post-match Analysis Video
Akshon Esports went into detail and explained the play of the Shanghai Dragons and the Texan teams in the 2021 Overwatch League in this video. This video was released shortly after the competition, attracting new viewers and at the same time explains the high-level play of the respective teams in detail. As a result, viewers learn and benefit from the commentary, and they may learn from and perform better in game.
Overall, professional event video coverage is an essential aspect of the esports industry, helping to bring the excitement of competitive gaming to a wider audience and establish esports as a legitimate form of entertainment. Content could be produced from anything from Roster Introduction Videos to Post-match Highlight Videos and these videos can help to broadcast your message, increase the hype surrounding your event and promote your brand to the gaming and general public. Video production in esports is a key factor in the growth and mainstream acceptance of esports, and will continue to play a crucial role as the industry evolves.
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