This weekend is a crucial one for Valorant esportsThe launch of the a new Profesional league for Teams from Brazil, Latin America and North America. VCT Americas’ debut league, as it’s known, will also mark the first time Valorant North American games took place both live and in person. It meant that Riot Redesign was necessary its Los Angeles studio will be more modern and adaptable to meet the needs of clients leagueThe space is shared with. League of Legends — the new esports arena Even better, you can transform.

This space was formerly called the LCS Arena. for The top has been here for years League of Legends league North America (the LCS). The studio area has been renamed as part of the remodel. Riot Games Arena. In fact, it’s already in use; the more technically impressive space, with its It is used to illuminate large LED screens and create expansive lighting effects. for The current LCS season began in January. However, the modular design of the space meant that each game could be accommodated. And Make them stand out from one another.

“We were looking at upgrading the studio for a while, because it had been several years since the LCS studio had been updated,” explains Bear Jemison, Riot’s head of Valorant esports for Americas Region “I think with VCT Americas launching, there was an opportunity to almost future-proof our production, and also figure out how to best utilize the space for both esports, but also internal events and collegiate events.”

You are planning for Last September, the redesign was completed. The redesign is now complete. for Most of the time, there is no difference in the Valorant And League of Legends Broadcasts will feature visual content. Different graphics will be displayed on the giant LED screens. The layout of players is also slightly different. League Both teams will line up together, Valorant The teams face each other head-on. These images will give you an idea about the layouts.

Riot Games Arena upgraded for Valorant (left) League of Legends (right).

However, there are some other technical differences. The foremost difference between the two is that of Valorant Version of the studio needed to be created so three groups of broadcast talents could simultaneously call the games in three languages. “We didn’t want it to feel like Latin American and Brazilian teams were just visiting a studio in LA,” says JemIson. “We wanted to really design the space so it would feel like this is an Americas broadcast and a celebration of all the regions.”

There are a few other technical details — Valorant requires clearer audio, for instance, so fans can hear things like footsteps — but the biggest feature of the arena is its modular design. It’s sort of like when Madison Square Garden swaps the hardwood of a basketball court for Ice rink required for Hockey, but with more screens and many spools. According to Dawn Persson, who led the tech and production side of the redesign, it currently takes around two hours and 12–16 people to transform The space is located at League You can find more information here Valorant Vice versa. It is hoped that this will be reduced to less than an hour. This speed may not be needed right now as the games have different matches on different days, but it might be in the future.

“We don’t have a crystal ball on what the future of Riot esports is going to look like,” Persson. “But with the success of Valorant and VCT, we wanted to create room for… who knows, in five, 10 years we might be doing esports 24 hours a day. So being able to flip from one look to another, and make efficient use of our time, was something that we had on our mind.”

This modular design should make it easier for production teams in the future to change their work more easily. This is the Valorant league Is brand-new, and the LCS is constantly changing, so it’s likely that there will be changes to the setup in subsequent seasons. Space is important too. for Riot’s esports Ambitions as a whole. After a few years spent shifting between in-person and online events, the studio has been redesigned to be a permanent space that both leagues require.

“Playing inside of a crowd, in a home arena, it adds a special kind of energy that has been missing for the last couple of years,” says Jemison.

The following is a list of the available images. new The VCT Americas will kick off on April 1, at 3PM ET.