Riot Games is a video game developer, publisher, and e-sports organiser. League of Legends, Riot Games’ debut tile is the most played PC game in the world and a key driver for the growth of e-sports.
Project Stryker Dublin is a dynamic state-of-the-art Esports Remote Broadcasting Centre (RBC) where global live competitions and events are fed, the content is then produced, broadcast, and distributed in multiple languages to a global e-sports fan base.
Axiseng successfully delivered multiple projects for the Client since their HQ re-location to Dublin in 2011.
Situated in the former Wright Venue nightclub in Swords, the building consists of a basement car park, ancillary rooms, ground floor and three upper floors with a large central atrium extending from the first-floor level to roof.
The facility is equipped with a large technical operation centre, six insert studios, six production control rooms, six audio control rooms, graphic stats bullpens for in-game camera operators, video shading, replay and editing, allowing it to broadcast six live events at a time around the globe.
The facility also accommodates a large workshop on the ground floor, office areas, collaboration spaces, meeting rooms, all-hands area, canteen, main/satellite comms rooms and welfare facilities.
The original use of the building was a nightclub with carpet tiling and wooden flooring applied on to the concrete slab. The challenge we had was to route all cabling containment systems, ventilation ducting, VRF pipe work and water services at high level in the corridor spaces without passing through any of the acoustically treated spaces.
We first carried out a desktop coordination exercise and agreed the layout with the architect and specialist system integrators, ensuring the layout would not compromise the specialist audio equipment and acoustic treatment throughout the space. We then met with the main and M&E contractor on site to plan and benchmark particular complex areas.