LCS DOME Alienware Arena Brings Virtual Studio Quality Production to Your Home

LCS DOME Alienware Arena is the newest production standard for League of Legends esports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
LCS DOME Alienware Arena is the newest production standard for League of Legends esports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Photo courtesy of Riot Games

LCS DOME Alienware Arena is the newest production standard for League of Legends esports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. An acronym for the League Control System’s Dynamically Operated Media Environment, LCS DOME production will be led by Dave "RumbleStew" Stewart, Executive Producer of LCS and Riot Oniatserj creative technology producer.

LCS DOME will utilize 75 strategically placed virtual cameras and a pre-animated camera capable of moving across dynamic sets and environments, bringing the world of League of Legends directly to your screen.

Some of the same elements and tools used in LCS DOME were recently showcased during the 2018 K/DA performance and the 2017 virtual dragon events.

LCS DOME Showcases Alienware Virtual Studio Production

The technological feat saw several months of design crammed into a turnaround of only five weeks, just in time for LCS summer split.

Dave Stewart, LCS executive producer of Riot Games had this to say about LCS DOME:

“When we launched into our fully remote setup, we had a vision for creating not just an online version of the LCS but a digital world where our new broadcast could live. Between splits, we worked hard alongside our partners at Immersive Design Studios and Alienware to make a truly one-of-a-kind virtual studio and recreate the feeling of stepping outside and into a venue. We believe we’ve achieved that with the LCS DOME -- our only wish is that we could see fans’ faces when they witness it for the first time.” 

Also chiming in regarding the new virtual studio feature, Bryan de Zayas, director of global marketing Alienware noted: 

“The LCS DOME is just the latest example of the LCS’s and Alienware’s ability to weave technology and art into an exciting virtual showpiece. We’re proud to support the team with the high-performance hardware needed to unleash their full creativity and vision. The LCS DOME is a testament to the LCS’s commitment to produce industry leading broadcast experiences for their fans, and we’re thrilled the LCS can finally share this amazing work with the world this summer.”

You can view the elements to be expected during the summer split Championship Series in the embedded videos above, and stay tuned to learn more regarding LCS DOME from Riot Games and Alienware in the weeks to come.