ArenaNet PvP Community Coordinator Allie Murdock today gives us an Introduction of the Guild Wars 2 authorized shoutcaster program. With the beta release of Custom Arenas and Spectator Mode, huge amount of tournaments spring up; many with great quality shoutcasting. Itâ€™s truly been a blast to listen to these Guild Wars 2 PvP shoutcasts, and that positive experience is one ArenaNet will help perpetuate with their new Authorized Shoutcaster Program.
In the Guild Wars 2 Authorized Shoutcaster Program, when highly rated teams are matched-up in rated play, authorized shoutcasters will receive a notification and be allowed to enter that match as a live spectator to bring you all the action. Since the shoutcasters will be watching the matches live, their video streams will be delayed so that it doesnâ€™t impact the results of the match.
In addition to being given the special privilege of entering into rated play, authorized shoutcasters will be given a Custom Arena to assist them
in hosting matches and or creating their own shows. The first set of authorized shoutcasters was selected based on their contributions to the PvP
community via shoutcasting and a current list can be found on the Guild Wars 2 forums. Interested can check out the develop blog here.