Luminex is thrilled that its products were used to support the Lighting data distribution system and network backbone for League of Legends’ Mid Season Invitational (MSI) 2021.

League of Legends, hosted by Riot Games, is one of the world’s largest esports championships with a peak viewership of 3.8 million in 2020. Since 2015, League of Legends has a spinoff, the MSI, which is now the second most important international League of Legends tournament. With an event of this scale, having a network that can backup with 100% redundancy is crucial.

Dominic Sheerman, Director at TSL Lighting said: “TSL Lighting has been using Luminex products for many years now. When we were deciding to invest in control equipment, we realized that we needed products that would be versatile and reliable, and there is no doubt that Luminex ticked all the boxes.”

When deciding which network system to choose, TSL had a number of requirements, including:

  • Ability to provide a full live broadcast backup system.
  • Ability to keep the network “clean” by separating the different signal types
  • Ability to react quickly to changes on-site and provide new sACN-ports in different locations without the need of restarting or going offline with a device.
  • Ability to spontaneously integrate other ArtNet sources on-site without having to interrupt the programming team in their workflow.

Bart Swinnen, CEO of Luminex, said: “Luminex always aims to provide AVL professionals with the latest technology and give them the confidence of a reliable network backbone system. We are very happy that TSL Lighting has recognized this and has used our products to support MSI 2021!”

This year’s MSI took place in Iceland from 6 to 23 May. TSL Lighting has been supporting the Riot Games team and lighting designer Mat Stovall from LampedUp for many years. For this year’s League of Legends MSI, TSL Lighting used: 372 sACN universes from Touchdesigner, 50 ArtNet universes from Touchdesigner to the GrandMA for color mapping the fixtures in the rig, 51 ArtNet universes from the GrandMA to the LumiNode’s and 1 ArtNet universe from Ventuz (graphics and in game triggers to the GrandMA).

For the hardware they utilised: 15 x GigaCore 16XT, 7 x LumiNode 12 and 51 x LumiSplit 2.10 together with 7 x GrandMA NPU, 3 x GrandMA3 full size, 1x GrandMA3 Lite, and 1 x GrandMA onPC.

For extra redundancy the LumiSplit’s were used in the backup mode with input A being fed by the LumiNode’s and input B being fed by the MA NPU’s.

Click here for the full MSI 2021 rack plans:
MSI 2021 system drawing

LampedUp Lighting Designer: Mat Stoval
TSL Lighting System Technician: Maria Wendenburg
Photos: Maria Wendenburg