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Event Coverage: A Behind-the-Scenes look

06.09.2014 | 16:23 |

We’ve been bringing you live coverage of Premier Events now for over four years with the first event all the way back at WCQ: European Championship 2010 in Birmingham. I’d like to think the coverage has evolved and developed tenfold since then and the feedback we get from a lot of players is that you agree. Recently we have been able to bring you the {stream} and I think this really adds a whole new dimension to the coverage you’re able to see of these events. I want to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what we do for the stream and how it all comes together – plus introduce you to the coverage team.

Our streaming area provides players with super comfy chairs while two staff use tablets to track what cards the players have

Our streaming area provides players with super comfy chairs


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The area is away from the Main Event and has it's own Table Judge in case of ruling disputes

The area is away from the Main Event and has it’s own Table Judge in case of ruling disputes


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The view from behind the second camera - the first is up above the table on a scaffold

The view from behind the second camera – the first is up above the table on a scaffold


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Our dedicated 'Stream Team' slave away through the event, live editing and ensuring things go smoothly

Our dedicated ‘Stream Team’ work tirelessly through the event, live editing and ensuring things go smoothly


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Matt and Oli can see the match on a screen and provide great commentary for all of you watching

Matt and Oli can see the match on a screen and provide great commentary for all of you watching


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Upstairs a delayed version of the stream is shown for spectators!

Upstairs a delayed version of the stream is shown for spectators!


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PJ Tierney works in Community Management at Konami Europe. This weekend he's co-ordinating the event coverage, editing articles, publishing standings and keeping up with the Live Stream's comments on Twitch.

PJ Tierney works in Community Management at Konami Europe. This weekend he’s co-ordinating the event coverage, editing articles, publishing standings and keeping up with the Live Stream’s comments on Twitch and your favourite forums.


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Finally, a little bit about our esteemed commentary team:
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Matthew Bell works in Product Development at Konami Europe and is a certified Yu-Gi-Oh! expert, working hard on building upcoming products.

Matt Bell is the Konami Product Development Assistant and works on bringing you the newest Yu-Gi-Oh! sets


[quote]Matt, tell me a bit about your history with the game
MB: I’ve been in to the game since before it was printed in English – I played with my friend using translation sheets which told us what our cards did. Fast forward from that I started playing competitively when tournaments were popular, I won my first Regional in Southampton using [dad] and then got into judging. I kept volunteering for various activities and down the line was picked up by Konami as a Product Development Assistant. This is coming in to my fourth year with the company and quite simply I love my job. I love what I’m working on and who I’m working with and it’s just great fun!
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Oliver Gehrmann is usually on this side of the screen but has dolled up for this weekend!

Oliver Gehrmann is usually on this side of the screen but has dolled up for this weekend!


[quote]Oli, can you tell me about your history with Yu-Gi-Oh! and the coverage side of things?
OG: I came out of playing because I was really bad at it back then. After a while I started judging and went to higher levels events until I was the Head Judge of the World Championship. After that I got in to the coverage side of things and have been doing that for five or six years now. It’s great and I really like that we have been able to evolve the coverage and provide more and more content over time. I really hope that everyone at home enjoys the live stream this weekend![/quote]