The new Riot Games Arena in Berlin is finally here. Formerly known as LEC Studio, as described by Riot, has undergone some renovations. With this, to reshape its capabilities and improve the overall experience for both players and fans.
Set to become the new home for Riot Games EMEA eSports, the new Arena will not only host LEC events and VCT EMEAbut will also facilitate other eSports competitions, as Riot revealed in an interview with Dot Esports in November 2023.
Riot Games Arena will now have cinema-style seating
Following renovations that began in September 2023, the Riot Games Arena will now feature cinema-style seating and an amphitheater-style arena to accommodate 210 people.
Alberto Guerrero, Head of EMEA Esports at Riot Games, shared the reasoning behind the renovation, stating that Riot aimed to create a venue that “not only elevates the player experience, but also immerses fans in the world of Riot Games eSports.”
The venue’s fan area has also undergone significant improvements, including the introduction of EMEA Esports Hall of Fame.
Additionally, the areas dedicated to teams and players have been renewed and improved. Players will now benefit from six rooms, two more compared to the old LEC Studio, a lounge completely new for players and meeting spaces between matches.
The behind-the-scenes action has also received some improvements.
Leveraging “cutting-edge technology” to make the location ready for remote transmissions using the Riot’s Remote Broadcast Center, the new Arena now has three broadcast booths, to host three languages simultaneously; two co-broadcast booths near the fan seating area; 44 new cameras and more than 250 new screens. A new quality control area and a “flexible press room” they are also part of the enhanced backstage space.
The total construction time was three months and involved more than 150 people working on the project, but it is now ready to welcome fans, players and the team working behind the scenes.
published in January 11, 2024