IBM Code Tech Talk: Implement computer vision for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds live streams

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Date(s) - November 15, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Player Unknowns

Rotisserie is an open source IBM project focused on bringing the concept of the “red zone” in American football to live Twitch streams. Rotisserie focuses on the incredibly popular battle royale video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and uses object character recognition technology to interpret how far into a game a particular Twitch streamer is. Each game of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds begins with 100 active players as they drop from a plane and scavenge for loot to take out their opponents, with the ultimate goal of becoming the last player standing.

Rotisserie aims to cut out the looting phase of the game, and automatically switch between streams with low player counts in order to maximize viewers’ time spent watching streams. Rotisserie runs on Kubernetes and is currently deployed on IBM’s Container Service. The tech talk will cover the following topics:

  • Computer Vision
  • Microservices
  • Letsencrypt
  • IBM Container Service
  • Kubernetes Deployment and Ingress Controllers
  • Open source technologies utilized in Rotisserie


  • Cullen Taylor: Cullen is a Developer Advocate at IBM. He writes node.js applications to analyze video games and deploys them on kubernetes. Prior to this, he worked on infrastructure, automation and tooling for IBM’s public and private OpenStack offerings. He lives and works in Austin, Texas. In his free time, he enjoys video games and playing the drums.
  • Spencer Krum: Spencer is a Developer Adovcate at IBM. He writes python applications to analyze esports and deploys them on kubernetes. Before that, he administered the development infrastructure for OpenStack and wrote a book on Puppet. He lives and works in Minneapolis. He likes cheeseburgers and tennis.

Additional reading

The IBM Code Tech Talks are a series of calls and demos where IBM Code pattern project owners peel back the covers of their pattern projects, sharing functions, techniques, challenges, and goals.

The series is designed to help you understand more about the patterns currently on IBM Code, introduce you to the developers, communities, and ecosystems that are driving open source innovation at IBM, and help you discover opportunities to use and contribute to these projects and connect with the innovators and communities behind them.

To see previously recorded IBM Code Tech Talks, visit the IBM Code YouTube channel.