Star Sports, official broadcasters of IPL 2022 and Quidich Innovation Labs partnered to produce an extraordinary Augmented Reality event. During the innings break in the IPL 2022 Final, viewers were presented with an augmented reality show featuring a majestic eagle that swooped into the stadium, the show was aired on televisions across the country.
The IPL 2022 final between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals witnessed a new record attendance for a cricket match, attracting a crowd of 104,859.
Star Sports and Quidich Innovation Labs teamed up to create this AR showcase using the Unreal Engine, a powerful real-time 3D game engine, coupled with Quidich’s proprietary real-time drone tracking system, Spatio.
The AR production gave the viewers a magical experience that highlighted the might of the IPL and its mission ‘Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi’ (where talent meets opportunity).
The sky above the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad transformed. Through the thunder and lightning, a magical eagle swept into the frame, flying around the stadium which had morphed into a nest. The eagle flew towards the camera and surprised the talent in the Star Sports studio by knocking on the lens and drawing their attention.
It then flew up majestically, revealing the magnificent IPL trophy; conveying the power of the competition and the zeal for the best team to win.
Augmented Reality takes flight!@QuidichIndia added some extra magic that made the 15th edition of the #TATAIPL even more special!— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 1, 2022
Keep watching to find out what happened when the 🦅 soared during the Final. pic.twitter.com/8KQRGr5tVo
The use of augmented-reality on the IPL final marks a new beginning for the use of AR in cricket for creating new and immersive fan experiences and advertising opportunities like never before.
The Star Sports Labs along with Quidich will be using this technology to wow fans and create memorable moments in the future too.