Reality Engine‘s AR graphics crashed the stage at the League of Legends final’s Opening ceremony. The grand final of the tournament took place at the Beijing’s famous Bird’s Nest Stadium. Besides 100 thousand people at the stadium there were over 40 million online viewers at their PCs and TVs watching the grand final online. Before the games started Riot Games put on a massive opening ceremony including a giant trophy, a live performance of Jay Chou singing Worlds theme “Legends Never Die”, and a massive augmented reality dragon which is rendered by Zero Density’s Reality Engine. During the live performance of Jay Chou cameras turned to the Reality‘s augmented reality dragon -it was clearly visible on the large screens in the middle of the stadium- than the dragon started flying over the crowd, and landed to stage also let out a good roar before taking off again. The dragon itself was highly detailed and made a noticeable impact. Even after the tournament was over, people were still talking about dragon at the forums.
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find them.” Roald Dahl
Those who are the bravest are not the ones that kill the dragon, they are those who embed it into the reality, direct them with two tracking cameras and make the audience gasp as it jumps of in a stadium. The world’s leading virtual studio solution provider, Zero Density enabled Riot Games to create memorable experiences for their fans and players that they can take home and share with their friends. Every year at the League of Legends World Championships, Riot Games presents fascinating performances. The team agreed with Zero Density for 2017 games with the dream of adding a dragon to these globally known shows. Collaborating with Riot Games, Zero Density, with its new technology Reality made a quantum leap in the world of media and virtual production, and achieved a really strong emotional connection with the audience on a physical and biological level, breaking all the boundaries…
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Zero Density is a global leader in real-time graphics and virtual studio technologies for the broadcasting, live events, and esports industries. As the leader in gaming technology in broadcasting, Zero Density offers innovative and user-friendly products that have been adopted by some of the world’s largest companies for covering elections, news and major sporting events such as the World Cup and the Olympics. Headquartered in Turkey, the company also has a US office and serves clients such as The Weather Channel, RTL, Fox Sports and Warner Media.