and ESL to launch first virtual 360° eSports stadium experience at IEM and ESL will create the world’s first VR eSports stadium experience at the Intel Extreme Masters.

The stream will sit viewers in a massive stadium, recreating the experience of actually being at the event in person. They will be able to see the avatars of other people who are also watching the stream along with a lighting setup that will change as the games go on.

Of course the action will still be broadcast on a big virtual screen, this time on a massive virtual stage, so viewers don’t miss any of the action.

Ulrich Schulze, Vice President Pro Gaming at ESL, said: “The IEM World Championship is one of ESL’s most prestigious events and is coming back bigger than ever in 2017 with competitions taking place over two weekends for the first time. We always aim to echo the passion and energy of our fans in the stadium with our online viewing experiences and are excited to extend the feeling of being in the crowd to the IEM VR livestreams.”

Mitch Liu, co-founder and CEO of, said: “We’ve had an amazing product development partnership with ESL thus far and are thrilled to bring to market the first virtual stadium experience in 360° VR. We’re excited to take this first step towards making esports spectating into a highly social, live, and engaging experience to CS:GO and LoL fans worldwide. This is an integral part of our mission to transform the interactive esports entertainment industry.”

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