With eSports growing at an exponential rate, AV Stumpfl recently provided turnkey media supplier, Digisky, with large full white projection screens for a brand new venue in Russia. Epson also supplied laser projection.
Some of country’s best eSports gamers descended upon Cyberspace, a new event venue located at Moscow Riviera shopping centre to play League of Legends RT CyberCup.
eSports is a growing global phenomenon where top gamers compete and of course they need killer AV to go make the events work. The sector is said to be worth $465 million global industry, according to market researcher Newzoo, and will hit $3.5 billion by 2021 as predicted by Juniper Research and cited in Forbes Magazine.
Videogaming giants’ Vega Squadron, ASUS Republic of Gamers, MSI and Acer are just a few of the latest partners of the new Cyberspace venue which opened in July of this year that is equipped with the very latest presentation technology innovations.
Virtual gaming meets reality
A 16m wide main stage in front of a spectator audience capable of accommodating five-hundred gamers at any one time. It uses the latest imaging technology and as such comes with the unique challenges of reproducing large format graphics at high frame rates for smooth and flicker-free reproduction of fast moving visuals.
“Cyberspace is an amazing new space that is quite out of the ordinary, so it needed an extraordinary projection combination,” says Ekaterina Pechkurova, commercial director at AV Stumpfl CIS, the official distribution partner for AV Stumpfl media serving and projection screen technology for the area.
The screens supplied measured 8×4.5 meters and 7.2×4.5 meters that are positioned on stage in front of the competing gamers and spectators. The Fullwhite surface material is attached to the back side of the screen frame with special hooks in order to create a smooth surface, without black borders. Dual stacked wide-angle Epson EB-L1505U laser projectors fitted with high-performance lenses are used to create a super bright image for each screen and optional HDBaseT signal transmission is used as visuals need to be fast with no lag. Two screens are used for tournaments as well as presentations or events that the venue hosts.