Video Case Study: Riot World Invitational


Riot Games


Matt West, Jon Lawrence


Victor Borachuk


Rain Nightclub – Las Vegas, Nevada


  • 5 Cameras
  • 500 person audience
  • Nearly 500,000 video views

In May of 2012, Riot Games sought to enter the field of Live eSports Event Production. Already an active partner with such organizations as the ESL, Major League Gaming and IGN, Riot was driven to establish a new quality bar for live eSports production.

For their first self-produced live event, Matt West led a production team that included game show producer / director Jon Lawrence and award-winning  director Victor Borachuk. The team took over the Rain nightclub at The Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and built a high-energy event combining stage production, high-powered video projection and special effects, The show was developed, produced and delivered in front an live audience of 1,000 in just under 8 weeks.

Running just over 90 minutes in length, featuring a Best-of-Three competition format, the subsequent broadcast of the show via UStream delivered 120,000 concurrent viewers with an additional 350,000 views coming from YouTube.

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