Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
May 25, 2019
arrowPress Releases








If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


EA opens 'multi-million dollar' esports broadcast studio

EA opens 'multi-million dollar' esports broadcast studio

March 15, 2019 | By Chris Kerr

March 15, 2019 | By Chris Kerr
Comments
    1 comments
More: Business/Marketing



U.S. publisher EA has cut the ribbon on an in-house esports studio that's been dubbed the 'EA Broadcast Center.'

As reported by VentureBeat, the new studio represents a "multi-million dollar" investment in the burgeoning esports industry, and highlights the long-term appeal of competitive gaming. 

The studio itself is comprised of two parts: a stage complete with audience seating and a laid-back players lounge, which has been designed to mimic a New York loft. The entire development has more than 60 screens and monitors, 200 light fittings, multiple spectator cameras, directional microphones, and a fully-equipped control room that can handle digital and television broadcasts. 

"The broadcast center and studio has a focus on running competitions, but it also will have all of the other show content, like analyst shows, lifestyle profiles -- the things you see around traditional sports," said EA's senior vice president of competitive gaming, Todd Sitrin.

"We knew for us to be a leader in competitive gaming, we needed to increase both the quantity and quality of content we were producing. This is a monumental moment. It furthers our commitment to competitive gaming for years to come."

The studio will officially open its doors later today when it plays host to the Madden NFL 19 Challenge, the longest running esports competition in the Madden NFL 19 Championship Series.



Related Jobs

Dream Harvest
Dream Harvest — Brighton, England, United Kingdom
[05.25.19]

Technical Game Designer
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[05.24.19]

Director, Art Management
Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios — Emeryville, California, United States
[05.24.19]

Animation Tools Software Engineer
Disbelief
Disbelief — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[05.24.19]

Senior Programmer, Chicago









Loading Comments

loader image