I am excited to announce our next meetup will be focused on the topic of eSports in VR. The event will be a partnered event with SAP who is already active in the eSports space and is an official sponsor for the eSports Team Liquid.
The event will start with networking, demo’s, and a friendly eSports competition featuring the VR game Beat Saber. Then we will have several lightning presentations from the company’s that are demo’ing and a panel conversation featuring eSports experts Christopher Jacobs, Ben Pousada and Will Roberts.
The event will come to a close with the final round of the Beat Saber competition.
Below is the list of Demo’s and Panelists:
Christopher Jacobs & Ben Pousada– Gamer Sensei
Gamer Sensei is the world’s first full service esports coaching platform offering coaching for nearly 20 different esports titles. They specialize in connecting both players & teams with professional coaches to help them improve and take their game to the next level.
Will Roberts – Augmented Pictures
Augmented Pictures is a small NYC based animation and immersive design studio, who creates artfully crafted story-worlds that both educate and entertain. They are on a pursuit to create culturally diverse virtual experiences that bleed back into the physical world. Roberts will be showcasing his current project Volla, a PvP free roaming competitive game built for the Oculus Quest. In addition, Augmented Pictures will be announcing the VR Diamond League, a NYC based VR eSports league, which launches this Fall.
Maria Mishurenko & Gordey Chernyy - Bizarre Barber
Maria will be demo’ing their upcoming virtual reality game called Bizarre Barber. Bizarre Barber is a fast-paced VR action game for Oculus Rift set in a surreal world where you play as an alien barber providing stylish haircuts for eccentric clientele. Bizarre Barber is a grant winner for Oculus Launchpad 2018 program. www.bizarrebarber.com.
Bill - Gates of Nowhere
Gates of Nowhere is a fantasy/horror survival action/fighting experience, where the Player will be projected in a fantasy dungeon filled with awful and dangerous enemies and try to survive by fighting them with different weapons available. http://www.gatesofnowhere.com/
Orlando Rivera, David Rivera and Maria Rivera – http://digitalsummit.tv
As a studio, Digitalsummit.TV focuses on wireless, multi-user, social XR and education. In order to pursued this we decided to knock out a multi-user VR game. This has allowed us a way to exercise and explore the issues of creating a multi-user & social VR experience. Orlando Rivera and David Rivera (lead developer) will discussed lessons learned so far and some of the studio's plans for future projects. We plan on advancing our efforts in the education space with leadership from Maria Rivera (Associate Director at NYU).