It is impossible to deny the growth eSports has gone through over the past few years. A lot of popular online games have major events organized several times throughout the year. Enjoying eSports in virtual reality is something definitely to look forward to. Sliver.tv, an application for the Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift, aims to provide this experience.
Can Sliver.TV Deliver on its Promise?
It has to be said, the Sliver.TV app shows a lot of potential, yet leaves a lot of room for future growth and improvements. A bird’s eye view to eSports is quite intriguing on paper, yet the overall experience is not entirely what we would expect. After all, there is little difference between a 360-degree view with or without a VR headset. The upside of Sliver.TV is how the app supports both live and on-demand tournaments, which means there is no real lack of content just yet.
Among the games supported by Sliver.TV are Counterstrike and Dota 2, as well as League of Legends and Minecraft. Do keep in mind not all of the content provided on the platform is an actual recap of a tournament, as there are many short clips to be experienced in VR as well. Then again, the Sliver.TV platform shows a lot of promise, and we can only hope to see its content expand over time.
What makes the app really fun to use is how players can pause gameplay and travel around the map, assuming the video supports it. This allows viewers to see things unfold in a cinematic way, rather than just a bird’s eye view. It is quite an interesting take on things, although the platform does need a fair amount of new content before it runs dry.
Moreover, the Sliver.TV app is cross-platform compatible, which makes it a must-have for every eSports fan out there. Experiencing 360-degree videos on any device is convenient, although doing so in VR will still be the better experience. Right now, the app is available for Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear Vr, HTC Vive, and the Oculus Rift. An app for PlayStation VR is in the works as well, although the release date remains unknown.
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