League of Legends Unveils Arena, Monthly Column On NA LCS Broadcast

Two of the most important people behind the development and broadcast of the League of Legends NA LCS, Lead Bear Schmiedicker and Executive Producer David Stewart, have started a...

Two of the most important people behind the development and broadcast of the League of Legends NA LCS, Lead Bear Schmiedicker and Executive Producer David Stewart, have started a new monthly column, Arena: Home of the NA LCS. The column is a new outlet for the teams responsible for the broadcast and production of the NA LCS to share their thoughts, insights, and reasoning from behind the scenes.

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As they outline in their first issue of the article, the NA LCS stage has been consistently adapting since the beginning of broadcasts several years ago. The latest iteration of that pursuit is the Battle Arena, an adaptable and comfortable state-of-the-art gaming theater. Located in Los Angeles, California, the Battle Arena provides fans with a comfortable, exciting, and connected experience, complete with large screens, plush chairs, and Donger Dogs.

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The Battle Arena in action.

The studio also has plenty of amenities for the professional players. Back stage, there are now a total of 8 practice rooms, allowing teams to stay fresh and alert behind the scenes while they wait for their match. The venue also holds an expanded player lounge, where the pros can relax, socialize, and eat together after their games.

The space, which began hosting live broadcasts at the beginning of the 2017 Spring Split, also pays homage to the past titans of professional League of Legends history. Banners can often be spotted in the broadcast, hanging above the arena, displaying team logos and past major victories.

For the full scoop on what makes the Battle Arena particularly special, be sure to visit the first post on lolesports.com. The post also continues this time lapse video of the construction of a Battle Arena set, showing just how adaptable the space can be, as well as how much work goes into the venue.


If reading about the theater doesn’t seem hands-on enough for you, tickets to visit the Battle Arena and watch the NA LCS live in person are still available for the remainder of the Spring Split.

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Daniel serves as Esports Editor for MMOExaminer and is a writer based in San Francisco, California. He enjoys games, music, film, certain television and theater. A former student of anthropology, he is fascinated by the intersections of culture, media and technology. He is perpetually in search of the perfect MMORPG, and earned his only LoL Pentakill with Gangplank. He can be found on the Rift as Cactoplus.
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