TI4 Hubs: Casters and Streams Guide
posted by Malystryx.GDS, 2 years ago
The TI4 Qualifiers start tomorrow and the public has yet to be informed how exactly the GD Studio and BeyondtheSummit plan to broadcast all the matches. So here it is, our guide explaining about the nine streams - yes nine, as well as the additional players and personalities that will be participating remotely.
As if the sheer amount of games wasn't overwhelming enough, you will have your veritable pick of the litter when it comes to following the qualifiers for the biggest competition of the year. Both the EU Hub and the US Hub will be putting on four streams each for the first 2 days of each qualifier, allowing viewers to be able to see every single match during the round robin stage.
TI4 EU Hub
- EUHUB - The "main stream" with the big boys will run 24/7
- joinDOTAred - The "secondary stream" featuring TheCapitalist + a range of pro players
- joinDOTAblue / joindotacommunity - The "community streams" with the best new casters.
- twitch.tv/TheGDstudio - The "casual stream", cats and chats will also run 24/7
The main stream will be brought to you by the most established commentators in the scene - with the exception of Capitalist who will be running the joinDOTA red stream. Get to witness all your favourite European commentators such as Sheever, Bruno, Pyrion and TobiWan mingle on cast.
The "Secondary" Stream
Our beloved Austin "Capitalist" Walsh has taken one for the team and stayed behind in the joinDOTA studio in Berlin, and will be broadcasting alongside community commentators as well as a host of professional players who have put their names down to join him. These include:
Peter "PPD" Dager
Mark "Tralfamadore" Seidl
Alan "Ryuuboruz" Andersen
Ioannis "Fogged" Loucas
Jared "Pandaego" Fletcher
Ludwig "Zai" Wahlberg
Andreas "Cr1t" Franck Nielsen
Hand-picked by TheCapitalist, joinDOTAblue and joinDOTAcommunity include the very best talent around who will pick up some of the games not covered on the main and secondary stream. The community commentators are:
Joseph "Heliumbrella" Cunningham
Chris "Hippie" Copel-Kosciesza
Clemens "DragonDrop" Wloczka
David "Blaze" Dillon
Ryan "Gorgon" Jurado
Jonathan "Pimpmuckl" Liebig
Vladimir "Vykromond" Jornitski
The "casual stream"
Pretty self-explanatory, the casual stream will be your chance to catch the commentators and visiting players in their natural habitat. Will probably include trolling, cats, interviews and even more "story time with Bruno".
TI4 US Hub1. BeyondTheSummit - The "main show" with pre and post-match analysis
2. BeyondTheSummit2 - The "traditional stream" with a two-caster combo
3. BeyondTheSummit3 - The "chillout stream" - Chilled out discussions in the living room
4. HighGroundTV - The "'Murica stream" with HighgroundTV crew and guests
The "main show"
"Our primary studio is the main show. That's where we'll have the full desk of casters and analysts introducing the day, doing pre-shows and post-game analysis, as well as a ton of fun content during downtime from a caster 1v1 tournament to Dota 2 charades! This stream will also host all the playoff matches and will be live for the entirety of the qualifiers.
The "traditional stream"
Held in the upstairs of the BTS Studio, BTS2 will offer a more typical two-caster stream with classic combos such as Synderen + Sunsfan and Merlini + Ayesee. If you're just looking for a standard cast without all the bells and whistles then BTS2 will be for you. Be aware that this will only run during the round-robin stage.
The "chillout stream"
Similar to the GD Studio stream, BTS3 will be having a more informal stream available to viewers as well. "In the living room, we'll have a more "chilled out" stream where a bunch of the guys not working elsewhere will hang out and watch + talk about the third concurrent game together. Don't expect a traditional cast, but do expect fun, relaxed conversation, and in-depth analysis - goes perfectly with a fine red merlot," according to David "LD" Gorman.
The "'Murica stream"
Invited after the announcement went out about the US Hub, HighGroundTV a recently launched studio featuring Greg "WhatisHip" Laird, Travis "Maut" Bueno, and Dakota "KOTLGuy", will also be running their own stream from the event. "The final stream will host the HighgroundTV crew and selected guests as they round out the coverage and ensure that ALL TI4 qualifier games are broadcast from the NA Hub. If you want some proper 'MURICAN coverage, this is the place to be," said David "LD" Gorman.
Sources: Ti4 Qualifiers coverage page