Esports Engine chooses Evertz DreamCatcher Bravo Studio to deliver cloud-based instant replay

Esports Engine has deployed the DreamCatcher Bravo Studio live production replay platform from Evertz for its major esports broadcasts.

As a turnkey esports solutions company working with gaming publishers, rightsholders, brands and teams to provide production, broadcast, tournament and programme design, Esports Engine requires a robust and flexible live production and replay solution to scale with the requirements of the rapidly growing esports industry.

The company first deployed the DreamCatcher Bravo Studio cloud cluster in October 2021 when it was used to feed 16 total 1080p NDI inputs into Amazon Web Services (AWS), while utilising an S3 bucket to distribute high-quality video.

By leveraging the platform’s ability to virtually operate in any public or private cloud environment, two replay operators located onsite are able to connect to DreamCatcher Bravo Studio using its ultra-low latency, low bandwidth web interface and desktop remote control panel, isolate replays and highlights in real-time, and feed that content back into the cloud for use in production.

“We used Evertz DreamCatcher Bravo Studio to provide instant replay in a cloud-only environment,” said Ryan Thompson, co-founder and chief production officer of Esports Engine. “The demands of replay systems typically require an onsite operator and in-studio physical equipment to provide high-quality replay capability. This solution put all that capability in the cloud for an easily scalable solution that is there only when you need it, keeping costs for us and our clients under control.”

Using NDI, SRT, RIST, RTMPE and RTMPS protocols, multiple sources in different formats can be sent to a DreamCatcher Bravo Studio in the cloud, where Esports Engine operational staff located remotely or on-prem at its Burbank, California or Columbus, Ohio studios can log in to access feeds, produce live shows, isolate replays, edit highlight packages and send produced content to a media asset management service or distribution platform in the cloud for playout to content distributions networks.

“Providing content creators with the flexibility to disperse and reassign resources to achieve greater productivity is one of the key advantages DreamCatcher Bravo Studio delivers,” said Nima Malekmanesh, director of business development – live media for Evertz. “Evertz is proud of the partnership we have established with Esports Engine, and we are excited to continue working together to build live events and productions that push the boundary of the esports market.”


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