With investment in e-sports continuing to step up a level, the Esports Stadium Arlington has announced it has partnered with Canon to provide state-of-the-art broadcast lenses to capture the professional gaming action.
The largest e-sports venue in the USA, which cost US$10m and spans 1000,000ft2, has purchased a number of products from the digital imaging provider, which is famed for its optics. To complement 4K UHD broadcast cameras, it has purchased three Canon UHD-DIGISUPER 66 4K UHD field box lenses, four CJ24ex7.5B 4K UHD telephoto zoom lenses and one CJ14ex4.3B 4K UHD wide angle zoom lens.
The Populous-designed facility has been built to accommodate, support and grow the booming competitive gaming industry and features a competition space with a built-in 84ft-long, LED wall accompanied by an immersive sound and theatrical lighting system.
Providing 4K optical performance for cameras that feature 2/3in sensors, the UHD-DIGISUPER 66 mid-range telephoto zoom lens features a 66x zoom ratio, making it ideal for sports and live-event productions.
“Canon’s ability to supply lenses that met our 4K visual needs, budget constraints, support and time requirements helped us succeed in building this industry-changing facility,” said Corey Dunn, executive producer with NGAGE Esports, who oversaw all operations and production for Esports Stadium Arlington. “Working with Canon has been great and has afforded us the maximum flexibility for a facility of this size.”