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Gwangju esports arena adds Ross Video tech

By 23rd February 2021 No Comments

The Gwangju esports arena will be putting several pieces of Ross Video equipment to use

The completed Gwangju Esports ArenaThe Gwangju esports arena has added Ross Video technology to process the video created on site.

The South Korean city has recently built the purpose-built arena as part of a government push to build more dedicated esports venues.

Ross Video’s Carbonite switcher, Mira replay server and Tria storage manage video content created at the arena, and an Ultrix AV processing platform and Ross openGear take care of all routing and signal processing.

Mr. Sungwon Shin, project manager at the company that designed and commissioned the arena, CJ Olivenetworks, said: “We had previously experienced Ross equipment as part of our work completing other e-sports/corporate projects, and we were already familiar with the highly-efficient Ross workflow.”

He added: “The customer’s goal has always been to run visually impressive productions with only a modest number of people, and Ross is helping us to deliver the goal with technical support and operational training.”

Ross Video director of sales for Asia, Mark Cooke, said: “The pandemic may be a bump in the road for esports, but there’s little doubt that its impressive popularity will continue to grow once live events return to our calendars.

“The City of Gwangju is showing great ambition and foresight by investing in this new venue, and we are delighted that Ross solutions have been chosen to power the arena’s productions.”

Esports has been a rare success during the pandemic, with online streaming on platforms such as Twitch giving it a good base to continue as close to normal as possible during lockdowns.

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