Gravity Media deepens Riot Games eSports production alliance at new RBC empowered by AWS
Gravity Media, company provider of live creative production and media services, has recently made public its expanded partnership with the game publisher Riot Games. This alliance’s extension will see Gravity Media provide a Managed Services solution at Riot Games’ new Remote Broadcast Centre (RBC) Powered by AWS in the greater Seattle, set to open later this year.
At the beginning of 2023, Gravity Media stated its initial partnership with Riot Games, further bolstering its esports credentials where over the last ten months, the Gravity Media team has successfully delivered a Managed Services solution at Riot’s RBC in Dublin, Ireland. During this time, Gravity Media has successfully placed 40 talented individuals from Broadcast Engineering, TOC, EVS, Audio GFX and Media Asset Management.
Working in partnership with Riot Games, Gravity Media will recruit a dedicated team of more than 30 broadcast specialists across EVS, Engineering, Audio and Media Asset Management to the Seattle area RBC to contribute to Riot’s production of live esports events for global audiences. The 70,000-square foot production space located 16 miles south of Seattle is Riot’s second RBC strategically placed around the globe to support regional and global live esports events. The 2023 Valorant Game Changers Championship taking place 28 November through 3 December from Riot’s esports studio in São Paulo, Brazil will be the first live global esports event supported by the Seattle area RBC.
The facility also features global connectivity at 200 Gbps and over 40km of cabling carrying live event feeds to the production facility in about 1/10th of a second. Courtesy of Riot’s partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), six control rooms are outfitted with future-forward technology and cloud-based zero client computing enabling Riot to efficiently produce events even more virtually and remotely than before.