It is happening! 4 top Heroes of the Storm™ teams battle it out this Sunday in our 4K Heroes showmatch – presenting best HotS action alongside the best 4K streaming quality.
What happens when 4 of the best teams of Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm duke it out in crystal clear 4K Ultra High Definition quality? Your mind gets blown. Tune in live this Sunday at 3:30pm CET (9:30am ET) to watch our 4K Heroes Showmatch between G2 Esports, Team Liquid, TCM Gaming and Fnatic. With $4K worth of prize money to fight for, who will take the crown? Find out live this Sunday at hitbox.tv/4KHeroes (#4KHeroes on Twitter).
The new standard in livestream quality
Hitbox is taking premium live streaming video to over 9000 and rolling out videogame live streams at 4K resolution at up to 60 frames per second for the first time ever. At four times the resolution of 1080p, 4K live streaming makes even the most beautiful games even more alluring. Catch all the action jumping off the screen in vivid detail. ESports will never look the same.
Be aware that you need a high bandwidth internet connection and a browser that supports the technology (Chrome) to enjoy this ultra high quality. A 4K 60fps stream takes around 15 to 20 mbps.
Why 4K 60fps now?
Gamers demand the best in technology, therefore we always aim to push our boundaries when it comes to technological innovation.
As more 4K monitors enter the marketplace, demand for 4K eSports and live streaming will increase, and Hitbox is ready with 4K live streaming technology.
Don’t miss the first ever 4K streaming event and check out the action and VODs over at hitbox.tv/4KHeroes!
- Semi Final 1: 3:30pm CET/9:30am ET (BO5) – Team Liquid vs. TCM-Gaming
- Semi Final 2: 5:30pm CET/11.30am ET (BO5) – G2 Esports vs. Fnatic
- 3rd/4th Place Decider: 7:30pm CET/1:30pm ET (BO3)
- Final: 9:00pm CET/3:00pm (BO5)
What exactly is 4K? Why do I need it?
The leap from 1080p (full HD) to 4K (ultra HD) is comparable to what happened when we moved from VHS to DVD and then from DVD to Blu-Ray. 4K live streaming makes games look incredible, with all the action jumping off the screen in vivid detail. As more 4K monitors enter the marketplace, demand for 4K eSports and live streaming will jump, and Hitbox is ready with 4K live streaming technology, and at the frame rate gamers need!
Do I need a 4K monitor?
4K Heroes will look best on a 4K monitor (which are rapidly coming down in price!), but the broadcast will scale to 1080P at 60fps – and below.
When will other games be broadcast in 4K?
4K Heroes is the first live demonstration of an eSports match streamed in 4K, this is our first showcase. We wanted to give you a glimpse of the future. We are talking to other publishers and developers about including 4K streams of other great games. Stay tuned.
- What: Heroes of 4K – Heroes of the Storm Showmatch in 4K 60 fps
- When: December 6th, 3:30pm CET
- Where: hitbox.tv/4KHeroes