After finishing Teleperformance Portugal’s digital twin, XPR Labs immediately began working on their next project — an esports arena. Teleperformance maintains an internal esports league for employees, and the Portugal branch in particular had a number of players who specialized in CS:GO, a popular game in the esports ecosystem. Furthermore, they were planning a tournament, and wanted a virtual venue where online attendees could gather to watch the games with an immersive twist.
Unlike the digital twin of Teleperformance’s HQ, which saw a number of logistical challenges due to COVID-19, the esports arena was a relatively straightforward project. The venue would only cover a single room, with extensive measurements, photos, and specifications provided by Teleperformance. However, while the recreation process was eased by the amount of source material available, the aesthetics were a complete departure from XPR’s previous virtual spaces.
The arena combined highly-detailed, realistic furniture, textures, walls, and flooring in one section, while another was dominated by the angular geometry and bright, flashy colors popular in modern gaming chic. Additionally, the arena featured some of Teleperformance’s actual gaming setups, including monitors, PCs, and peripherals. Finally, everything in the space was interactive, using proximity detection to play videos on the screens and monitors closest to users.
While the arena was a significant difference from XPR’s usual style, the arena ultimately oozed personality and charm, and was faithful to the aesthetic that Teleperformance needed. The final version of the venue even included special effects and custom animations to kick off the tournament, giving virtual attendees a unique viewing experience.
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