While the massive world-wide phenomenon of PUBG (short for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), a multiplayer videogame famous for its sheer competitive tension, centers around players acting in an opulent 3D world, Dutch event experience architects Live Legends put together a breathtaking show, bringing the whole PUBG gaming experience to live action.
With the help of Depence², Syncronorm’s innovative & powerful multimedia show control & visualization software, Live Legends was able to plan and design a terrific live action show, fitting the huge boom of online gaming. The combination of video game aesthetics recreated in live action & visualized within the 3D world of Depence² surely is a spectacular one. The PUBG Mobile Star Challenge World Cup 2019 was held from 12th to 14th December 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The gaming tournament itself was fought out on 3 days straight, while being extended by spectacular multimedia show segments and a huge opening ceremonial. Here, 32 teams were battling for the highly coveted champions trophy.
„The design of this event brought a multitude of disciplines and people together: music, dance, show direction, light, video content and the live operating on site. The storyboard was first fully visualized in 3D […].“ – Live Legends
As online gaming & Esports in particular are becoming more and more popular by year, the show itself had to represent the importance and meaning of the event, which was also streamed on a world-wide scale. Merging an innovative 360 degrees experience with all kinds of multimedia show elements in a large 10-meters-high festive tent was just one challenge thereby. The location was equipped with over 1000 lamps, 500 m² of LED screens, 30 CO2 jets and stunning pyro effects, which all were pre-visualized in Depence². Together with the creation of a detailed 3D visualization, Live Legends was able to transform the location fitting to themes present in the game itself, just like dropping of aerials in a battle zone.
*Photographies by Nico Alsemgeest | http://nicoalsemgeest.com/
**Depence² Renderings by Live Legends