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The community experiments with custom esports HUDs

by Germanicus 2020-07-09

Since the game’s release, VALORANT’s spectator mode has come under heavy fire. Only recently have we begun to see some improvements, such as agent silhouettes and health bars being visible to the spectator.

One particular aspect that has been seen as needing vast improvement is the spectator HUD. It is difficult to tell which agents or players are alive or dead, and it’s impossible to see player stats, guns, or economy without pressing tab and pulling up a menu in the dead center of the screen. Over time, some concepts have come out of the VALORANT community as to what a better spectator HUD, specifically tailored towards esports, could look like.

Tom van de Weerdhof / Behance
Tom van de Weerdhof / Behance

This concept, created by Tom van de Weerdhof on Behance, was created around the time of Twitch Rivals and VALORANT’s official release. It garnered quite a bit of attention among the community, gaining praise for its concept and specifically its use of the VALORANT team colors. The major criticism was the busyness of the player cards. Overall, though, this design would certainly be a major improvement over what we have now.

Another, the more recent design was created by u/alba7or on Reddit.


alba7or / Reddit
alba7or / Reddit

They also experimented with a CS:GO-style HUD, and this design was very well received by the community. The HUD has a bit of a different feel than the previous one, but is just as clean. Tons of options were included in terms of what could be done with player cards, from buy phase to gameplay, to stuns, to player cams.

What do you think of these designs? What would you like to see in custom esports HUDs? With VALORANT’s developers working on their spectator mode and coming out with an API, when do you think we’ll start seeing designs like these in use? As always, let us know your thoughts!

Comments

hex4
😲😲😲😲😲 wow these are some nice slick designs.

correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this the job of the Production team who's organizing the Tournament? And also, this will be possible to do only once there are live updates from the servers of what's happening in the game which for now is not available.
2020-07-09 13:35
Witcher
You're right, and it allow TOs to distinguish their branding. Recently Riot released some sort of API integrations, which allows to retrieve such data in real time.
2020-07-12 14:05
eatingasquid
these are really cool, cant wait to cast some valorant
2020-07-09 13:44
CEVNZ
All of these concepts are amazing. Would love to see changes soon from RIOT.
2020-07-09 14:38
waakh
good design..
2020-07-09 14:47
LukkasYuki
The second one is beautiful, it is exactly what I would like to see in Valorant
2020-07-09 15:09
jek0or
I think for the second concept for the ult points being shown should be numbers instead of like dots cause they are hard to see and "4/7 or 7/7" looks a lot cleaner but that concept is amazingly for spectators to keep track of the game
2020-07-09 16:16
Witcher
I think the second is better because it's cleaner, but I agree the dots are a bit hard to see. Instead of showing the numbers they could use a different background color for the players' cards and maybe their names as well.
2020-07-12 14:09
Scar98
I love both but I would like to see something like the second one soon made by the devs
2020-07-09 16:48
NANA
I love the second concept!
2020-07-09 17:41
FLegby
not as if it was a problem, but it seems like CSGO ⏰
2020-07-09 19:19
omni
2nd one is the best
@riot hire this dude
2020-07-09 22:10

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