Hitbox Demonstrates First Ever 4K 60fps eSports Live Stream Featuring Blizzard Entertainment’s Heroes of the Storm™

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Vienna, December 7, 2015  

Hitbox Demonstrates First Ever 4K 60fps eSports Live Stream Featuring Blizzard Entertainment’s Heroes of the Storm™

 

Hitbox, home to millions of PC game livestreamers 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 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.

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 crown in the industry’s first-ever 4K live streaming event.” said Martin Klimscha, CEO and co-founder of Hitbox. “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 we are ready now.”

About Hitbox:
Hitbox is home to millions of PC game live streamers and eSports enthusiasts from around the world, features the highest quality videogame live streaming and the most advanced chat and interactive platform. It hosts the most engaged community for streaming and talking about all-things-gaming, from competitive eSports to new indie hits. Hitbox is the web’s virtual gameroom where gamers unite.  It is the only streaming service to offer a delay-free experience with resolution up to 4K 60fps. Hitbox’s state-of-the-art, HTML5-based chat features allow unprecedented sharing and community involvement for broadcasters and viewers alike. Based in Vienna, Austria, Hitbox is available globally at hitbox.tv, as well as for iOS and Android.

 
 
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