WIP #007: VanillaTV – Byte me

Posted by on August 2, 2011

VanillaTV stands as proof that a lot can happen in 3 weeks. The eSport community is pumped so full of dedicated and inspired people it can seem that they’ve each crammed 50+ hours into every day. Since our last conversation, Byte (lead vtv developer) and his team have been working hard to realise the dream of a single location for all the TF2 comp matches to be seen.

While it takes a huge cast to get this show running, Byte sees his crew as filling four core group roles, with a special fifth catagory for Torden alone.

Floormanager – looks after casters/web posts/on the day, ensuring everything happens where it should (leftism). Directors (or Streamers) – the cameramen who present the feed for each show. Casters – a strict policy of quality is maintained on main casters and co-casters. News/Article posters – able to pump out the bulk of the site news and written posts (Atrox, Trell, Torden, Shox). Designers – a role for Torden.

They have been able to stamp their brand on the feeds through use of a customised HUD and bring to life some nifty site features such as the VOD archive and the Streaming plugin.

New public servers are their gift back to the comp world. A place for players from around the world to hang out and practise their DM skills.

Intro/outro sampled from Daddy_Scrabble’s “Monkeys have arrived“. Used under CC License

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