A Recap of InfoComm 2024: An Esports Expert’s Perspective

Attending InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas as the esports expert for rAVe [PUBS] was an exhilarating experience. The sheer size and scope of the event were beyond my expectations, with thousands of attendees and hundreds of booths showcasing the latest advancements in AV technology. The energy and enthusiasm of the crowd, combined with the impressive […]

A Recap of InfoComm 2024: An Esports Expert’s Perspective

rAVe [TV] Episode 167.2: InfoComm 2024 Day 2

Gary and I offered more show-floor thoughts on Day 2 of InfoComm 2024, live from the Shure booth. Featuring guests Chris Lyons from Shure, Rochelle Richardson from AVIXA, Kevin Henneman from KMH Integration, and THE rAVe Esports Show’s Bubba Gaeddert. Plus stay tuned after the show at a sneak peak of the new season of […]

rAVe [TV] Episode 167.2: InfoComm 2024 Day 2

Sneak Peek: InfoComm 2024 — A Game Changer for Esports

As a video games and esports enthusiast, expert and industry veteran, I couldn’t be more excited about InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas! This year’s event, the largest ProAV trade show in North America, promises an unparalleled showcase of cutting-edge technology and innovation. As a representative of rAVe [PUBS] and THE rAVe Agency, I’ll be hosting […]

Sneak Peek: InfoComm 2024 — A Game Changer for Esports

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 12: Silent Strats: Unveiling Esports Secrets with an AV Expert Coach

Join us for the rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert, where in this episode esports meets cutting-edge AV expertise! Dive into the world of competitive gaming with a unique twist—explored through the lens of a former esports coach turned AV specialist. Delve into the strategies, tactics, and behind-the-scenes secrets of esports, all while gaining insights […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 12: Silent Strats: Unveiling Esports Secrets with an AV Expert Coach

CCS Presentation Systems Opens Esports Center

A system integrator’s success comes from identifying the right growth markets, and CCS Presentation Systems is doubling down on Esports. The Mesa, AZ-based integrator, with more than 30 years’ experience, is building an Esports demo room in its newly built U.S. headquarters outfitted with all the technology a modern gaming production needs, including Sony’s point-of-view […]

CCS Presentation Systems Opens Esports Center

InfoComm and AVI Systems Team Up Again to Present InfoComm Esports Live 2.0

FAIRFAX, VA – April 11, 2024 – InfoComm and AVI Systems have teamed up again to present InfoComm Esports Live 2.0 at the show this June 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendees will experience esports in action all three days with a Gaming Stage featuring live match play competitions; esports expert presenters and […]

InfoComm and AVI Systems Team Up Again to Present InfoComm Esports Live 2.0

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 11: Accessibility in Gaming: Ensuring Inclusivity in Esports

On THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert, we explore the importance of accessibility in gaming and esports, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate. Beyond discussing the significance of accessibility, we provide insights and practical solutions for making gaming and esports more inclusive. Experts in the field of accessible gaming technology share their […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 11: Accessibility in Gaming: Ensuring Inclusivity in Esports

SPIRE Academy Adds Esports Training Program

SPIRE Academy announced the launch of its General Esports program. This is aimed at providing new Esports athletes with opportunities for training, skill development and career pathways. With this program, SPIRE continues to lead the industry by offering advanced initiatives that empower esports athletes to excel. SPIRE says its commitment to Esports extends beyond training […]

SPIRE Academy Adds Esports Training Program

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 10: Entering the Metaverse: The Intersection of Gaming, Esports, and Virtual Reality

In this episode, we embark on an exciting journey into interactive entertainment, where gaming, esports, and marketing create an immersive digital universe. We explore how the digital media space is changing the way we game, compete, and socialize. Our experts discuss the impact of extending the experience outside of the game. The blurring of lines […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 10: Entering the Metaverse: The Intersection of Gaming, Esports, and Virtual Reality

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 9: Inside the Venue: Unveiling the Tech Powering West Point Academy’s Esports Arena

In the latest episode of THE rAVe Esports Show, host Bubba Gaeddert provides an exclusive glimpse into the electrifying world of esports arenas, focusing on the state-of-the-art facilities at the West Point Academy. Victor Castro, the director for Army West Point Esports, offers an in-depth walkthrough of the innovative solutions deployed to create an esports […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 9: Inside the Venue: Unveiling the Tech Powering West Point Academy’s Esports Arena

How Gaming Engines and AI are Shaping AV

In 2016 I wrote a blog called, “Why aren’t we talking about NVIDIA?” If you missed it, the general conclusion was that AI and large-scale video applications would drive NVIDIA to success well beyond gaming. When I wrote that blog in April of 2016, NVIDIA was trading at $8.50. Today, NVIDIA is at $776 with […]

How Gaming Engines and AI are Shaping AV

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 8: From Pixels to Profits: Monetizing Esports in Colleges

Uncover the financial side of esports in education and events during THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert. This episode explores how schools can generate revenue through esports programs. Bubba will interview Angela Bernhard-Thomas, the Chief Esports Officer at Collegiate Sports Management Group / EsportsU. Discover the strategies and best practices used by educational institutions […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 8: From Pixels to Profits: Monetizing Esports in Colleges

NETGEAR is Now Plug & Play with Panasonic Connect KAIROS

NETGEAR announced an interoperability partnership with Panasonic Connect for the KAIROS IT/IP Platform for live production. The M4350 series ST 2110-capable switches are part of NETGEAR’s ongoing initiative to develop AV-over-IP solutions for the broadcast and Pro AV industries. KAIROS is an IT/IP Platform for live production that gives professionals unlimited control to deliver content […]

NETGEAR is Now Plug & Play with Panasonic Connect KAIROS

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 7: AV Industry Insights: An Interview with Leading Tech Executives

The rAVe Esports Show hosted by Bubba Gaeddert presents exclusive interviews with leaders in the AV industry. This week, we have an insightful conversation with Jeff Palumbo, who is an expert in esports. Jeff works as Lenovo’s principal global consultant, providing valuable insights into the latest trends and innovations for K12, Higher Ed, recreation programs, […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 7: AV Industry Insights: An Interview with Leading Tech Executives

Lux Machina Consulting Produces Riot Game’s League of Legends World Championship Esports Competition

Lux Machina Consulting, specialists in virtual production and official authorized service-based partners of Stage Precision, recently wrapped up work on the production of Riot Game’s League of Legends World Championship e-sports competition. Through the implementation of Stage Precision’s flagship SP software into their workflow, the team were able to manage a complex and multi-layered AR […]

Lux Machina Consulting Produces Riot Game’s League of Legends World Championship Esports Competition

Roland Releases BRIDGE CAST X Desktop Interface for Gaming, Livestreaming

Roland announced BRIDGE CAST X, the latest addition to the BRIDGE CAST products for online gaming and livestreaming. BRIDGE CAST X is a desktop interface and connection hub that allows streamers to simplify setups and improve their content by giving them USB-C, HDMI, and audio ports and an XLR mic input, assignable control pads, and […]

Roland Releases BRIDGE CAST X Desktop Interface for Gaming, Livestreaming

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 6: Hands-On: Live Demonstration of Latest Gaming Tech

Get hands-on experience with the latest gaming technology in this episode of THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert. We offer live demonstrations of cutting-edge gaming gear and software. Our experts guide you through the use and benefits of the newest gaming peripherals, from high-speed mice to ultra-responsive keyboards. We also dive into software innovations […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 6: Hands-On: Live Demonstration of Latest Gaming Tech

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 5: VR, Esports Coaching & Fortnite

Join us for a new episode of THE rAVe Esports Show featuring a discussion with a veteran esports coach and mixed virtual reality expert. Chris Turner is the Director of Mixed Reality Virtual Innovation Gaming and Esports Institute at the Southern University Law Center. He and I discuss how he got into working in education […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 5: VR, Esports Coaching & Fortnite

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 4: Designing the Future: Building an Esports Lab in Schools

It’s time to build the future of education during THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert. Learn how to create cutting-edge esports labs in schools. We cover everything from infrastructure and equipment to practical steps for getting started. Through detailed discussions and exclusive interviews with educators who have successfully established esports labs, we’ll provide you […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 4: Designing the Future: Building an Esports Lab in Schools

DNR Laboratories Installs Digital Projection Radiance Video Wall in All Systems Go Esports Arena

The owners of esports arena All Systems Go say they envisioned the new facility as more of a social gathering spot than purely a gaming center and recognized the need for a good dose of cutting-edge technology to help tie it all together. A crucial element of the tech integration in the versatile entertainment venue […]

DNR Laboratories Installs Digital Projection Radiance Video Wall in All Systems Go Esports Arena

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 3: Interactive Education: The Role of Esports in Schools

THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert is your guide to the future of education. Join Dr. Kristy Custer, Dr. Michael Russell and I to explore how esports is becoming an integral part of learning. We discuss the impact of esports on student engagement and achievement, offering a glimpse into the exciting possibilities in educational […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 3: Interactive Education: The Role of Esports in Schools

THE rAVe Agency Launches THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert

THE rAVe Agency announced THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert, the audiovisual industry’s first and only esports show. The live-streamed show is the first and third Thursday of each month at 12 p.m. Eastern Time, in USA. THE rAVe Esports Show will feature gamers, tech experts, esports venue designers, esports technologists, futurists and more, […]

THE rAVe Agency Launches THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert

The Rise and Future of eSports From Domain and Fasthosts

In the ever-evolving entertainment landscape, few industries have witnessed a meteoric rise like eSports. What once started as a niche in the gaming world has now become a global sensation, captivating amateur and professional players with its competitive events, life-changing cash prizes, and viewership figures in the hundreds of millions. Domain and hosting experts Fasthosts has compiled […]

The Rise and Future of eSports From Domain and Fasthosts

Rocket League Hosts Annual Esports Championship

The 12th season of the annual Rocket League esports Championship took place in August 2023 at Düsseldorf’s PSD Bank Dome. The eagerly awaited tournament marked its biggest season yet, with a huge $6,000,000 in prize money up for grabs to some of the most reputable esports teams in the world. A truly spectacular and all-encompassing […]

Rocket League Hosts Annual Esports Championship

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 2: Let’s Talk Tech: AV Solutions for Your Esports Arena

Get the inside scoop on AV solutions for esports arenas with THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert. We provide expert guidance on creating a top-notch gaming environment. Discover the technology that brings your esports dreams to life. We’ll provide the key components that create an immersive and unforgettable gaming experience, from high-quality audio solutions […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 2: Let’s Talk Tech: AV Solutions for Your Esports Arena

HOLOPLOT’s X1 Matrix Array Used at Nintendo Live Experience at PAX West

HOLOPLOT partner, Creative Technology US, used the attributes of the X1 Matrix Array for orchestral performances of iconic musical scores of The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario at this year’s Nintendo Live experience at PAX West, the destination event celebrating gaming and gaming culture, in Seattle. Nintendo Live is billed as “an all-ages celebration […]

HOLOPLOT’s X1 Matrix Array Used at Nintendo Live Experience at PAX West

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 1: The Technology Powering Esports; What You Need to Know

Dive behind the screens during THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert. In this episode, we’ll dive deep into the incredible technology driving the esports industry. From the latest gaming rigs to immersive VR setups, we dissect the innovations that make competitive gaming a thrilling experience. Discover how these technological advancements impact game performance, viewer […]

THE rAVe Esports Show — Episode 1: The Technology Powering Esports; What You Need to Know

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1280: Introducing THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert — Yes, We’ll Help You Get Into Esports

In case you haven’t heard, we’re starting the industry’s first and only esports show! Using a similar format to rAVe [TV], this bimonthly series will hit your screens the first and third Thursday of every month at 12 p.m. Eastern time. That means you can catch each episode on LinkedIn, rAVePUBS.com, YouTube.com/rAVePUBS and X, formerly […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1280: Introducing THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert — Yes, We’ll Help You Get Into Esports

The Esports Opportunity for Professional AV

By Helen Matthews Futuresource Consulting Esports’ ascendance into the mainstream is presenting an ever-growing opportunity for manufacturers and resellers of professional audiovisual, IT and video equipment. Despite the pervasiveness of online-only events throughout 2021 and 2022, as well as the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, the market saw a 76% rise in pro AV sell-in, when […]

The Esports Opportunity for Professional AV

Esports Growth Slows Due to COVID-19, According to New Report

After crossing $1 billion in 2021, the esports market continues with slower growth than in previous years. According to data presented by CasinosEnLigne.com, esports revenues are expected to hit $1.6 billion in 2023, growing by an annual growth rate of 14%, which is less than the 17% and 27% year-over-year increase seen in the last […]

Esports Growth Slows Due to COVID-19, According to New Report

Ready Player AV?

My university, a small liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere, recently announced an esports team and hired a coach. That’s surprising to many alumni who don’t realize the esports audience has grown to 474 million globally. (If it were a country, the esports population would make it onto the Worldometer list as the […]

Ready Player AV?

Esports Education Investments Endure and Grow Amid Budget Restrictions

By Chris Bull Futuresource Consulting Throughout 2020, esports has been one of the most notable champions amid stay-at-home orders and social distancing policies. The industry has thrived, but it has certainly changed course from its pre-COVID trajectory, and even more so for its application in K-12 and higher education. When we talk about esports and […]

Esports Education Investments Endure and Grow Amid Budget Restrictions