Behind the Scenes: The Feature Match area!

Here’s a little behind the scenes footage from our Feature Match area, after all, I imagine that quite a few of you are interested in what it takes to present you live impressions from one of the top tables!
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This is a very familiar view: 2 players facing each other in the Feature Match Area!
This is a very familiar view: 2 players facing each other in the Feature Match Area!

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So far, so good. You’ve seen this plenty of times whenever you attended a larger event like the YCS. But how are we able to turn this into a live feed for our Feature Match theater?
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Our table judge serves a double purpose; he also writes down the Life Points of the Featured Duelists!
Our table judge serves a double purpose; he also writes down the Life Points of the Featured Duelists!

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It turns out you also need a judge in the Feature Match area that doesn’t just overlook the flow of the game, he also takes down the Life Totals of both players. Whenever they change…
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... our table judge passes the updated totals on to our tech crew
... our table judge passes the updated totals on to our tech crew

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These guys sometimes have to work all day and night, putting up enough chairs to seat hundreds of players, changing the water coolers so judges and players don’t get too thirsty or sorting out problems at the vendor booths. Without them, a tournament like this wouldn’t be possible, so cut them some slack if they don’t appear to be at the top of their game this early in the day.
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The tech crew of Dazzle Events makes all of this possible!
The tech crew of Dazzle Events makes all of this possible!

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After they then entered the updated Life Totals into their PC, the live feed from the Feature Match area will get updated accordingly.
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A live feed of the Feature Match - the final result of all the hard work!
A live feed of the Feature Match - the final result of all the hard work!

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This obviously makes for great entertainment, whether you’re in between rounds or you dropped from the tournament and you’ve now decided to learn from some of the game’s greats!
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The Feature Match theater was slowly filling up!
The Feature Match theater was slowly filling up!

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I hope you enjoyed the little look behind the scenes; who would have thought it takes this many members of our staff team to produce the live feed?!
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