Scott here, thank you so much for the kind words! I’m sure I’ll add more as I think about it, and I still want to go back and listen to a few hours of it myself to get a feel for how well it went (this is something I’m always trying to build confidence in), but for having about 4-5 days’ time in advance to plan for this, everything from a commentary perspective went off smoothly. Certainly nine hours’ worth of time, figuring in breaks between rounds, time when games were being picked out in the finals, the moving of the rig from machine to machine (which was actually really fun to show off because of how good his setup is on that, I took a ton of pictures), hopefully in those times we added information, levity, and kept everyone in the loop.
I also thought that myself and Michael at the end meshed really well as he was strong with ruleset knowledge. Out of all the machines Erik has, only a couple of them are regulars in my local league, so there was a lot of “learn as we go” there.
Erik will also have to call out his friend that helped with the stream setup. The transitions were great, it was easy to go from one page to the other, and it helped make the experience look and feel extremely professional. It’s one of the best OBS setups I’ve seen for this kind of thing, and it certainly offers me ideas on how to help present my own stream and improve on my own game. It’s convinced me I want to get a mixer and maybe move to XLR equipment to compliment/replace some of the USB stuff I’m using now.
Oh, the magic “well protected wire” you ask? I think it’s a combo of power for the USB Hub / Cameras / Long-Range link, and an ethernet table for data transmission. Erik uses a USB-to-Ethernet bridge so he’s able to get the cams to come out rock solid even over a 50-100 foot run, and it didn’t miss a beat the entire time. Needless to say, I’m very much now in the market for one of those too.