ESL Pro League CS:GO
It was an honor to help our friends at ESL headquarters in Cologne, Germany refresh the Pro League brand and create an extensive animation package for broadcasting the live games. Our favorite part of the process was creating the open, which required a virtual shoot using a greenscreen map within Counter-Strike:Global Offensive.
We knew from the beginning that the open would incorporate the iconic characters, actions, and settings from the game. To get everything in its purest form, we built some custom green screen maps and jumped into the game engine for our shoot. CS:GO has a record and playback feature, so once we acted out our scenes we could view the characters from any angle and export image sequences. Here are some highlights from our virtual shoot:
This package was used for multiple seasons before being replaced by a new package we created with ESL, which you can check out here! [link] We're still quite fond of the legacy package though, which was really able to tap into CS:GO vibes and was a blast to make.
Project focus: design + animation + branding + motion graphics