Experience the ITTF Team World Cup in 360 degrees

The ITTF Team World Cup brought the world’s best table tennis - and now you can experience it for yourself in 360 degrees.

The ITTF Team World Cup brought the world’s best table tennis players to London for four days of thrilling action.

Around 12,500 spectators soaked up the atmosphere at the iconic Copper Box Arena, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – and now you can get a unique, never before seen view of the biggest table tennis event to be hosted in England for many years.

Table Tennis England has released a virtual reality 360° video that offers a twist on the usual table tennis viewing experience.

The video lets fans navigate in and around the Copper Box – offering new angles and access – by simply dragging a mouse or finger across the screen – or turning around with a VR-enabled device.

How to enjoy the 360° experience for yourself:

  1. View it on your computer: press play on the video and then click and drag your view with your mouse, or press the arrows in the navigation circle in the top-left corner.
  2. View it on your smartphone or tablet: 360 video are not explorable via a mobile browser – you will need to have the most up-to-date version of the YouTube app. Either drag your finger across the screen to change the angle, or try moving the device around and see if it moves with you (this will only work on newer models of smartphones and tablets). Click here to open the video.
  3. View it on a Google Cardboard: for a truly immersive experience, you can use Google’s VR tech, Google Cardboard, which can be purchased for under £5. It is compatible with almost all modern smartphones. To start watching a 360 clip using the cardboard device, click on the Google Cardboard logo in the bottom right hand corner of the video and then slip your phone into the Cardboard set and you will be transported to another world.

To find out more about the ITTF Team World Cup, view our infographic – Team World Cup Infographic