ESL announces live player POV streams ahead of DH Masters Spring playoffs
ESL has announced player point-of-view (POV) streams as an experimental broadcast feature for the playoff stage of DreamHack Masters Spring. Ten streams will be available showcasing each player's perspective and can be accessed by heading to ten different ESL Twitch streams.
Viewers can select any player in the server to watch to understand how each competitor approaches the game and develop their own skillsets by taking notes on positioning, decision making, nade lineups, and more.
The POV streams will not enable player cams for this event to minimise chances of any complications, but DreamHack has stated that it will be implemented in the future if the feature is well received. The usual spectator X-ray will be turned off to provide a "closer representation of what the player sees," although both teams will be visible on the radar due to the server settings.
Astralis vs. G2 will be the first match to utilise the new feature on Friday at 16:45 followed by the clash between FURIA and Natus Vincere. The remaining playoff matches will also have POV streams, with the information on the DreamHack website and social media being updated on each match day.
All 10 player streams for the first quarter-final can be found below:
POV 1 - Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen
POV 2 - Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth
POV 3 - Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander
POV 4 - Emil "Magisk" Reif
POV 5 - Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen
POV 6 - Audric "JaCkz" Jug
POV 7 - François "AmaNEk" Delaunay
POV 8 - Nemanja "nexa" Isaković
POV 9 - Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač
POV 10 - Nikola "NiKo" Kovač