Bringing together the world’s elite minds for the culmination of a 2,000-player virtual tournament might seem like a giant puzzle. But thanks to NOMOBO’s technical skills, ingenuity and dedication, the first all-digital Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Cup - featuring the 30 best players around the world - proved a spectacular success.
Ahead of the tournament, NOMOBO distributed 24 remote production kits to individual players and commentators. Fourteen smartphone production kits went to locations in Australia, USA, Canada, Spain, Poland, Germany and France. A further 10 home production kits were shipped to Israel, India, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, UK and Austria.
With the cameras set up and all signals being received in one of our Amsterdam-based MCRs, our remote live production crew could focus entirely on directing the live show and adding live motion graphics and playouts to the livestream. More than 25,000 viewers tuned in on the day.
Winter Olympic Games commentator and BBC host Tim Warwood hosted the event from Red Bull TV HQ in Salzburg, while speedcuber Erik Akkersdijk provided expert insight live from his base in Cologne.
Each competitor used Bluetooth and the Rubik’s app to track every move they made, while real-time graphics brought the action to life by updating with every turn.
American Max Park marked the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube by successfully defending his 2019 Speedcubing Mixed title. Philipp Weyer (Fastest Hand), Chris Mills (Re-SCRAMBLE) and Juliette Sébastien (Speedcubing Female) also took home winner’s medals.
The first ever all-digital Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Cup - solved by NOMOBO.