Riot Games steps up esports production with Gravity Media

Photo credits: Riot Games, Gravity Media

Production and media services provider Gravity Media has announced a partnership with games developer Riot Games for its Remote Broadcast Center (RBC) in Dublin, Ireland.

As a result, Gravity Media will deploy its managed services solution to enhance Riot’s RBC technical offering for live sports broadcasting.

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Both companies will work together to recruit individuals to work in technical and operational roles at the facility. Additionally, Gravity Media will assist remote production and engineering talent with the installation and integration of permanent studio facilities and production workflows.

Riot Games’ Dublin facility is part of the company’s broader global broadcast initiative, Project Stryker. The building will be one of three remote transmitter sites, with one currently under construction in Seattle and one in Asia expected to be built this year or next.

The project aims to further strengthen the broadcasting capabilities of Riot Games by developing the possibility of producing eSports events 24/7 thanks to the time zones in each location.

In addition to Gravity Media, Riot also partnered with AWS for the project last year.

This isn’t the first time Gravity Media has partnered with a prominent esports company. Last year, the company secured a partnership with tournament promoter ESL Gaming and BLAST for the ePremier League.

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Some of Gravity Media’s other clients include The Football Association (FA), ITV, the International Tennis Federation and Cricket Australia.

Eamonn Dowdall, Executive Director of Gravity Media, commented, “We couldn’t be prouder to kick off 2023 by sharing the exciting news of our partnership with Riot Games.

“This opportunity allows us to leverage and showcase our global esports credentials and world-leading broadcast talent by working closely with Riot Games at their European HQ, allowing us to support Riot Games globally in delivering the to support the most compelling and comprehensive projects ever created. ”

Tom Daniels

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Tom has been part of the Esports Insider team since October 2020 and is currently the platform’s editor. When he’s not playing Football Manager, he enjoys covering the mobile esports scene and the betting industry.