In 2018, London hosted the FACEIT Major where fans flocked to the SSE Arena in Wembley to become engaged by the top-caliber gameplay and uniquely informative and reactive canvas created by FACEIT and supported by disguise 4x4pro media servers supplied by VER.
The FACEIT Major was the thirteenth Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Major and the first organised by FACEIT, the world’s leading independent competitive gaming platform for online multiplayer PvP gamers, and organisers of the esports Championship Series. CS:GO is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation. The esports competition featured 24 professional teams from around the world. The SSE Arena in Wembley, London hosted the Grand Finals of the FACEIT Major and its $1 million prize pool from start to finish. More than 10,000 fans were in attendance and millions more viewed the tournament’s broadcast feed.
“Our primary aim was to make all the critical information in the game available on the display outside the game environment, so the actual gameplay wasn’t obstructed by the usual information sitting on top of the gameplay, as well as to present it in a larger format ensuring that everyone could read it regardless of their seat in the venue,” explains Andrew Lane, Director of Broadcast, FACEIT. “The canvas also had to be automatically reactive to game events and other show events which could arise at any given moment.”