Barco and its partner Haiboark work together on a creative and magnificent opening ceremony of the 2020 Honor of Kings World Champion Cup, an esports series event staged at Cadillac Arena in Beijing.
With cinematic settings and surrounding giant screen, the ceremony not only brought an immersive audio-visual experience to the audience and added to their enjoyment, but also aptly reflected the spirit of passion and persistence in the face of global challenges.
A three-layered stage
The entire stage was designed with projectors and visualization elements with the aim to deliver every detail of the show to the audience. As a visualization provider for a number of major national campaigns, Barco, with its rich project experience, took on the responsibility to deliver one of the most important parts in the championship - the opening ceremony.
The stage was creatively divided into three layers. The first layer was suspended from the ceiling and decorated with the projection of thousands of Kongming Lanterns adorned with golden phoenixes. The second layer consisted of four 21m×9m projection screens that were used to stream the game in real-time. Because of the load-bearing construction of the giant screen, the solution features two Barco 40,000 lumens projectors per screen. The solution provided the audience with a great viewing experience in brightness and resolution.
As for the third layer, the main stage including a 32m×6m holographic projection screen, 8 projectors were used, among which 4 were Barco UDX-4K40s. The dynamic lighting and and outstanding projections really brought the online battle arena and game scenes to life.
Brightness and 4K resolution for lifelike representation
The first act of the opening ceremony - “Meeting with Fairy Deer” – featured quite strict requirements on the color and image quality of the projection equipment. Barco's UDX projectors were equipped with dual-color laser source to ensure top-level visual effects. The automatic color calibration technology brought to life a vivid fairy deer and phoenix.
The second act of the opening ceremony - “Rough Days” – reviewed the promotion of the two teams in the form of stage play. With the brightness of 40,000 lumen, Barco's projectors effectively ensured visual quality with amazing brightness without the interference of the ambient light.
The third act of the ceremony - “Strive and Rise” – vividly showed the champions the two finalist teams chose with holographic technology. Barco’s image processor E2 enabled the perfect input and lossless output of 4K signal source, making the 2D champions more lifelike and provide the audience with an immersive experience.
Breakthrough: innovation beyond challenges
Barco continues its legend in visualization technology. Against the background of a strict environment and high standards, Barco shows its strength as a challenger with its technological advantage, reflecting the passion for games to the youth.
This champion cup may just be the beginning for Barco. In the future, Barco aims to strenghten its position in the esports industry and make breakthroughs for better visual presentation.