Video Case Study: Live Highlights

In October 2012, Riot Games held the second annual League of Legends World Championship Finals live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. To accommodate the game’s massive following Riot, in collaboration with Horn Interactive and director Marc Scarpa, broadcast the Championship Final to millions of eSports fans via the internet and television.

This dynamic live competition was staged in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,000 fans and was made available in 13 different languages. The broadcast shattered all previous eSports streaming records with more than 8 million unique viewers, 1.1 million peak concurrent viewers and 2.5 million television viewers in Korea and China.

To help close out the show, Matt West produced a highlight reel combining moments from the previous week’s Playoff competition with fresh footage recorded that very night. As one team put the finishing touches on a package of highlights from the previous week’s footage, West directed a roll-out inside the broadcast truck. Each individual element was rolled from two independent sources and resulted in a seamless highlight super-cut that thrilled the audience.




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