Recent Posts tagged with Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch League Grand Finals: Activision Blizzard Esports Goes Online With New Virtual Set, Global Remote Production Workflow

Activision Blizzard Esports’ Overwatch League has continued to gain popularity over its three years in existence and has punctuated its freshmen and sophomore seasons with the Grand Finals in Brooklyn, NY, and Philadelphia, respectively. The 2020 edition, however, will not take place inside of a massive arena due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, teams […]  More

Overwatch League Launches Home-and-Away Era With Opening Homestands in NYC, Arlington

Last weekend, more than three years of development by Blizzard Entertainment culminated in the Overwatch League’s (OWL’s) first pair of homestands, in New York City and Arlington, TX. Now in its third season, the esports league had planned from the beginning to transition from a central venue (previously, Blizzard Arena in Burbank, CA) to a […]  More

SVG Summit: Blizzard’s Pete Emminger Previews Home and Away Format for Overwatch, Call of Duty Leagues

Blizzard Entertainment is one of the busiest entities in esports. Whether driving the competitions of the Overwatch League or handling productions of BlizzCon, the company’s largest event that promotes its biggest gaming franchises, the calendar is filled with plenty of large-scale events. At the SVG Summit, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez and Pete Emminger, VP, […]  More

Live From the Overwatch League Grand Finals: Wells Fargo Center Welcomes Blizzard Entertainment for Sophomore Season’s Final Clash

It’s been an unprecedented week full of esports-related events in Philadelphia. This past Wednesday, the 2018 Overwatch League runner-up Philadelphia Fusion broke ground on their new arena that will be ready to open in 2021. Today, the two best teams of this year’s season, the San Francisco Shock and the Vancouver Titans, as well as […]  More

NAB 2019: OpenDrives Teams Up With EVS to Demo Live Broadcast, Multi-Cam 4K Workflow

OpenDrives’ network-attached storage (NAS) solutions are being demonstrated as part of a live broadcast, multi-camera 4K workflow with EVS in the StudioXperience booth (SL3824) at NAB 2019. OpenDrives Summit, a hybrid solution employing both a spinning drive for primary storage and an NVMe cache layer, is being showcased as the storage backbone for live broadcast […]  More

Esports Production Forum: How Technology Drives the Esports In-Arena Experience

Esports arenas, venues designed specifically for esports competitors and thousands of fans, continue to be built around the world. From Blizzard Arena in Burbank, CA, to HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas to the upcoming Esports Arena in Arlington, TX — and dozens more across the globe — these esports-specific facilities require a unique approach […]  More

BlizzCon Is Bigger Than Ever With Nine Stages, 12 Trucks, 200+ Broadcast Streams

With 40,000 fans onsite watching five live esports stages and four content stages sprawled across a million square feet at Anaheim Convention Center, it simply doesn’t get any bigger for the Blizzard Entertainment production operation than BlizzCon. In addition, Blizzard’s Global Broadcast team is distributing a whopping 211 unique broadcast streams to 17 outlets in […]  More

Overwatch League Grand Finals Draw 861K Global Average Minute Audience

The Overwatch League Grand Finals at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday and Saturday drew an estimated global average minute audience across both days of 861,205 (inclusive of both ESPN TV networks and various streaming platforms).The London Spitfire’s 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Fusion drew an U.S. average minute audience of 289,175, with an estimated 45% […]  More

Live From Overwatch League Grand Finals: Blizzard Entertainment Rolls Out Its Largest Esports Production Ever

The inaugural Overwatch League season comes to a close this weekend with the Grand Finals at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and the Blizzard Entertainment production team is lending it the “Blizzard polish.” With a sold-out crowd at Barclays Center and hundreds of thousands more expected to tune in online and on TV, the tournament represents one […]  More

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