A week ago in Moscow, the second International Festival of Stream Culture Streamfest ended, which brought together more than 3,500 people and thanks to partners has grown in area by 6 times compared to last year.
The international festival of stream culture and the main spring festival, Streamfest, held May 13 at Technopolis Moscow, gathered 83 top streamers and more than 3,500 people at 20 stream venues and 16 partner zones. Thanks to the partnership of large companies, this year it grew 6 times in area and received 2 new zones - entertainment and tournament.
Streamfest is a community initiative, and if the partners did not believe in it, there would be no festival. Last year, Streamfest was held for the first time, and in this half of the industry has already supported us. We are really grateful to companies that give us computers and monitors, build streamer zones, design a tournament stage, give away prizes and help with renting. Thanks to them, Streamfest not only exists, it becomes more fun and interesting.
Mikhail Lisetskiy , Director of Streamfest
Zones, partners and activities of Streamfest
Streamfest is located in several halls of Technopolis Moscow, where heated battles, various contests and activities for guests and participants took place. On the main stage of the festival, there were opening and closing ceremonies, various “round tables”, discussions and even a spontaneous concert of the accordion player from the transition. On the territory of the festival there were many trading shops with paraphernalia, toys, souvenirs and even streamer equipment and a section of board games, and cosplayers scurried around in the crowd, who were happy to take pictures with everyone.
The general technical partner of ASUS equipped the festival with a full set of gaming glory - peripherals, laptops and gaming computers of the Republic of Gamers series. They went through all the qualifying tournaments of Streamfest, all competitions and most of the streams.
General tournament partner Red Square provided seats and built up a show arena for Streamfest, which hosted streamer tournaments against visitors and streamers against progamers. The program included a show match for FIFA 17, Overwatch and League of Legends, the final part of the Injustice 2 tournament a week before the release of the game and competitions for commentators among the public.
The capital's telecom operator AKADO Telecom provided all the broadcasts and streams from the festival: for such an event, a stable connection and an exceptionally wide channel were required, because you can normally transmit video to the network only via wired Internet at a speed of 20 Mbps. In total, up to 70 broadcasts were streamed from Streamfest at the same time.
From 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. a huge number of show matches and competitions took place at Streamfest. In the gaming zone of ASUS ROG, every half hour, the qualifying rounds of the Overwatch show match began, in which 6 famous streamers and 6 visitors fought. In addition, an Hearthstone amateur tournament was held there and an Overwatch cosplay zone worked.
An unusual activity took place at the stand of the post-apocalyptic online action Crossout - a stream marathon. Throughout the day, popular streamers sat down at a computer, assembled a unique design armored car and fought on it for an hour in hot multiplayer battles. Chainsaws, drills, machine guns, multiple launch rocket launchers, flying drones, torch spears and invisibility generators - all this was put to use at Streamfest!
AMD and DigitalRazor, a powerful gaming computer builder, created 8 stream zones and provided the latest PCs based on AMD Ryzen processors. To the top casters Gnumme, Abver, C_a_k_e, TianKami, SteryHWG, sh0wram, the Another Castle streaming team, CG Speak streamer artists and many others, this iron made it possible to play and stream without problems, ensuring uninterrupted airtime.
TP-Link opened the Q&A stage for famous casters at Streamfest. “Our fans talked with travel streamers Dvoeialoe, ZERGTV professional commentator, CustomStories electric guitar virtuoso, WELOVEGAMES popular streamer and many others, and most importantly - openly asked questions to Twitch.tv representatives,” said Olga Radaeva, Marketing and PR Director for TP TP -Link.
LETSON, a YouTube affiliate network, has set up a quiet lounge area specifically for streamers and bloggers who want to film reports from the festival. There you could record a video with good light, interview, work and talk, and just relax with a cup of tea or coffee (which is very necessary for journalists and the participant in the middle of the mess of the mass event).
Cyberspace Riviera, an entertainment arena in the center of Moscow, together with CINEMAVR organized a VR zone at Streamfest, several stream positions and an Injustice 2 fighting tournament - a whole week before the release. Cosplayers from the DC universe played against festival visitors and met in the final battle on the tournament stage.
MSI, together with TheTydysh.TV stream team and with the support of Blizzard Entertainment, held a competition for the game Heroes of the Storm, which was commented by official casters Artem Qp3r Cooper and Andrey AndyLendi Pishchikov. Also, visitors could test the latest hardware from MSI and take part in the lottery for the main prize - the gaming laptop MSI GE62 HOTS Limited Edition, designed with the art of the game.
LG made a stream zone, where Denis WELOVEGAMES Korobkov and Igor IgorGHK Kurakin performed streams on ultra-wide curved LG34UC79G monitors. In addition, the whole Streamfest visitors were photographed with streamers in the photo frame monitor.