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Comms and signal transport for two German Esports events were handled with Riedel gear.

Germany (September 16, 2019)—Riedel’s MediorNet real-time network, Artist digital matrix intercom and Bolero wireless intercom solutions were deployed recently to provide signal transport and communications at two high-profile esports tournaments in Germany: ESL One Cologne and the PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) in Berlin.

Before a capacity crowd at Cologne’s Lanxess Arena on July 8, Team Liquid defeated Team Vitality in the championship round of the ESL One Cologne tournament. ESL leveraged an Artist-based intercom infrastructure that had been recently installed as part of a technical overhaul of the Lanxess Arena. In addition, NEP used a Riedel Artist frame with 11 desktop control panels deployed to in-game directors and front-of-house engineers to support the broadcast.

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ESL tournament organizers used Riedel-provided 2-way radios that linked to the intercom backbone via Riedel RiFace interfaces to enable comms between crews in the Lanxess Arena and the nearby Hyatt Regency Cologne hotel, which hosted the group stages. ESL gaming experts and commentators used Riedel keypanels via the Artist system to provide color commentary for viewers. NEP deployed numerous Riedel MediorNet MicroN high-density media distribution network devices and MediorNet Compact Pro stageboxes to facilitate signal distribution between the production van, in-game director, front of house, stage/backstage, partner lounges, the expert studio, and the commentary set.

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On July 28, the PMCO Spring Split Global Finals wrapped up at the Estrel Congress Center in Berlin with Top Esports winning the championship match. The event was the year’s first global esports competition for the mobile Battle Royale game, and 27 teams from across the globe qualified for the prelims and finals. Organizers deployed an Artist mainframe with 30 SmartPanels and 30 Bolero beltpacks to facilitate crew communications for the esports tournament, which was streamed in 10 languages via YouTube, Twitch and other streaming platforms.

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