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Heroes of the Dorm Finals This Weekend & New Observer Interface

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The 2016 edition of Heroes of the Dorm will conclude this weekend. Blizzard has released two videos: one introducing the four finalists and one showcasing the special observer interface that will be used during the broadcast of the finals.

 

The four finalists for this year are: We Volin from University of Tennessee; Dark Blaze from University of Texas, Arlington; Tricky Turtles from University of Connecticut; and Real Dream Team from Arizona State University.

 

 

The broadcast of the finals will feature a brand new observer interface:

 

 

Blizzard eSports Coordinator, eSportsMatt, made some clarifications about it on Reddit:

 

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These questions will probably be asked multiple times over the weekend so hopefully I can shed some light onto this for you!

This User Interface (UI) was created for use in the Heroes of the Dorm broadcast this weekend. Other broadcasts outside of Heroes of the Dorm will continue to use the UIs you are likely already familiar with.

Additionally, creating a UI that is television-safe is a very intricate and tricky process. In order to accommodate the variety of resolutions and varied spectrum of other challenges this UI was created.

I ask kindly that you give the minimap and UI a shot and listen in to the casters as they will be your guides for this weekend's gameplay.

We always appreciate feedback and look to ever improve our broadcasts so please do let us know what you think of the production after the weekend is over!

Also,

It feels like they are forcing way too much of an ESPN/'sports'-theme.

It's being broadcast on ESPN so I guess the UI team hit the mark!

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