This year’s edition of Evo was the biggest one yet, with the finals day being at the Mandalay Bay Events Center arena and broadcast over multiple streams, including ESPN. With this, the amount of work necessary to actually get the event footage to viewers all over the world also increases.
XSplit takes us behind the scenes of Evo 2016’s broadcast, with the help of some of the FGC stream pioneers that they’ve picked up over the years –Product Manager for XSplit Broadcaster Victor “Spooky” Fontanez, Support Manager Louis “Offcast” Vigil, and Senior Production Engineer Yu Sheng “Farp” Tan.
Spooky, Offcast, and Farp take us through the things that they needed to take care of to make sure that Evo 2016’s broadcast went off without a hitch. This includes tripling the amount of set ups that used and providing local language broadcasts for viewers around the world. At the same time, they also talk about what Evo means for the fighting game community and why it’s important for the streams to be on point.