Electronic Arts introduces a state-of-the-art competitive gaming studio that will serve as a flagship for esport transfers. [EA] EA Broadcast Center, headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA, is spending millions on investment in the future of the competitive game, said Todd Sitrin, senior vice president of competitive gaming at EA, in an interview with GamesBeat.
"This is a big statement that EA is engaged as a Broadcast Media Content Creation company," said Sitrin. "This is a monumental moment. This promotes our commitment to competitive gaming for years to come. "
] The studio consists of two parts, one with stage and spectator seat and one part serving as a player lounge. The studio has more than 60 screens and monitors, 200 lights, multiple onlooker cameras, and a four-person shoutcaster desk with built-in monitors.
The lounge is designed as a New York loft and equipped with a robot cam and directional microphones to capture all moments. The control room is also pretty chic, with the ability to stage digital programs and shows for linear television on channels such as ESPN.
"The broadcasting center and the studio are focused on conducting competitions, but everything will be there as well. Other show content, such as analyst shows, lifestyle profiles – the things you see in the traditional sport," said Sitrin. "We knew we were leaders in competitive gaming and needed to increase both the quantity and quality of the content we produced."
EA will use the studio as well as possible in the coming years and may even rent it to people like me who can take on all contenders in games like Apex Legends.
The EA Broadcast Center Will Host The first event took place from March 15-17 with the Madden NFL 19 Challenge, the longest-running Madden Contest and the third EA Major of the Madden NFL 19 Championship Series.
Starting today, 16 finalists will visit the new studio A live competition format and $ 190,000 prize pool competition.
Earlier, EA took the show to the streets and spent lots of money on venues and vents for organizing competitions.
"We would set it up and tear it down and hire a company to handle production under our guidance," said Sitrin. "This is a model where you spend a lot of money but do not get any value of lasting value. We thought that would be more efficient with a product like a production studio. What we are doing now is also becoming a media company.
If she's on the EA campus, Cyberathlets will also be brought to the EA campus, and a lot of excitement will be generated on the Esports in the workforce. "Joe Lynch, Director of The Show at EA said in an interview That the studio has all the "toys" that broadcasters need for great shows.
"I've done this for 20 years and this is the coolest studio I've ever been to. Lynch said in an interview. "We built it from the ground up and it's ready for anything we can do with it."
Of course, you can not broadcast a complete Battle Royale game in the studio, as games like Apex Legends have 60 players at a time , The studio can accommodate about 50 people.