Hitbox, the popular video games streaming website, which is home to millions of PC game live streamers and eSports enthusiasts from around the world, kicked off the 4K eSports era with a live streaming exhibition match in full 4K resolution at 60 frames per second for the first time ever over the weekend. Called 4K Heroes, the live demonstration featured Blizzard Entertainment’s Heroes of the Storm™ with popular teams G2 eSports, TCM Gaming, Team Liquid, and Fnatic competing. A recording of the December 6th event featuring all the exciting Heroes of the Storm action in stunning 4K 60fps is now available at http://www.hitbox.tv/4kheroes.
The four teams competed in two best-of-five semi-final rounds, followed by a best-of-three third place round and the best-of-five final match-up in 4K 60fps for a prize pool of $4K. Expert casters Tetcher and Khaldor, along with MC John Sargent, aka JoRoSaR, hosted the tournament from KaoS Industries Studios in the Netherlands. After a strong showing from Team Liquid in the final match, team Fnatic came out on top to win.
Martin Klimscha, CEO and co-founder of Hitbox had the following to say;
[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]“Heroes of the Storm looks incredible in 4K resolution and we saw some top-of-the-line Heroes of the Storm action with Team Fnatic taking the 4K Heroes crown in the industry’s first-ever 4K live streaming event. Gamers demand the best in technology – and 4K is no different. As more 4K monitors enter the marketplace, demand for 4K eSports and live streaming will explode – and as this epic Heroes of the Storm tournament has shown, we are ready now.”[/box]