Zhee-Shee Production created full CG-pack for EPICENTER event, held by Epic Esports Events in VTB ARENA during 3 days. EPICENTER is an international Dota2 cyber tournament.
We created stage mapping design, introductions for team-competitors, and CG-apogee of the event – 4-minute cinematic of DOTA2 for the opening ceremony.
In this epic intro we decided to introduce 12 teams, competing in tournament, by associating it with the most significant characters of the game. One personage for each team. The choice of character was built on fans' opinion.
The stage mapping design was vivid, while gamers were competing. Its texture was constantly flowing into different conditions, metamorphosing from grass to stone, it was destructing and reconstructing and etc. Because of organic transitions viewers didn’t get used to stage design.
It took us 4 months to carry out the project from ground zero. More than fifty specialist took part in creating graphic content for the event. It was a new layer of CG for Zhee-Shee Production team: animation complexity, detailed creation of characters and scenes.
Our cinematic received positive feedback from fans of Dota2 all over the world. There is a lack of cinematics of this game, that’s why everybody appreciated the possibility of watching favourite characters in high quality in new situation.
The personage Naga from our cinematic became a star of fans’ GIFs. Why so? The answer is in the video.
General managerMax Maslov
Creative directorMark Averbukh
Event directorEugene Kalganov
Director, CG-supervizorArtem Shcherbakov
head of 3dNail Gaynullov
Lead animatorAnton Chistyakov
Animators teamLubov Tcimbaliuk
Character artistsArtem Dorokhin
Mapping part art-directorAlexander Pogrebetsky
Sound designDaruma Audio