On September 21, 2019, the first-ever Red Bull unEversE event was live streamed from the brand new Dreamtek designed Red Bull Gaming World by Logitech G in Lucerne, Switzerland. This event was streamed live via the Red Bull channel on Twitch, which has over 33 million views.
This new fully-equipped Gaming World in Lucerne demonstrates Red Bull’s commitment to esports, following those set up in Tokyo, London and New York.
Having installed the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London, the UK’s largest free public esports studio, in 2018, Dreamtek were asked to design and implement the technical installation for the new Gaming World, sponsored by Logitech G, in Lucerne. Utilising the existing Media World, situated in the Swiss Transport Museum, we created a pop up gaming venue that was integrated into an existing studio space. Working with a number of suppliers this was a collaborative project where our work involved the installation of all technical equipment needed for the gaming venue, the gallery and the studio.
A key requirement of the gaming world was to be able to live stream gaming tournaments to any online location, and to provide full control to an in-house team during production. Our solution integrates the in-venue audience to any broadcast and live feed and has the capability to live stream from multiple camera angles. The studio can accommodate two producers when live and has two work stations for staff who can control the cameras, lights and streaming. There are also built-in intercoms to allow for easy communication during productions.
The gaming space has 12 competitive gaming PC’s, with the ability to play 1 vs 1 up to 5 vs 5. 1 observer PC, 1 analyst PC, 12 240hz monitors, 12 sets of peripherals and 12 gamer headsets, each with backups.
The tournaments can be attended by a live audience as well as a virtual one, resulting in additional requirements to create an exciting live atmosphere which involved speakers, subwoofers and high energy music.
The streaming solution was delivered by NDI using a network connection. The tricaster solution is limitless as every single gaming computer has an ethernet connection and therefore enables seamless multiplayer and multi camera streaming.
The entire project was delivered within 12 weeks. Dreamtek built and tested the solution, including the engineering, schematics and infrastructure in the UK before transporting it to Switzerland. Dreamtek were on site for the final two weeks for a one week installation and then one week of testing, staff training and creating user guides for the space.
Tom Blades, Dreamtek’s Head of Video Services, EMEA says “It’s been really exciting to work with Red Bull again on a gaming venue project. This installation is unique in its requirements in that it needs to operate in a fully functioning museum. The technical requirements have made us innovate to ensure the space can be diverse in what it can deliver whilst being future proof. We have worked closely with our scenic partners Smyle to ensure the solution is easily assembled and functional in many bespoke setups.
Professional gaming broadcasting solutions continue to become more professional and technical and we have ensured this space and solution is at the forefront of that curve. It really is a fantastic and excellent solution.”