British rental house TSL Lighting is now offering a range of VL2600 PROFILE and VL2600 WASH luminaires from Vari-Lite. The much-liked and well-respected Basingstoke-based company brought in the VL2600s for global video game developer Riot Games’ League of Legends esports tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Lighting designer for the event, Mat Stovall, collaborated with TSL Lighting’s Dom Sheerman to source an LED lighting package that would suit his needs – a reliable, powerful workhorse fixture that would give him powerful wash and profile capabilities with consistency in discharge for both the in-house crowd and the live-stream cameras.
“The VL2600s were fantastic – bright, lovely color rendition, great color temperature control. It’s nice to have a new workhorse,” says Stovall. “This is the first time TSL Lighting has had the LED VL2600s in stock and we’re thrilled that they were immediately trucked out to a major international event where they performed beautifully. We look forward to specifying them for high-profile events in the future,” adds Sheerman.
TSL now has 36 VL2600 PROFILE and 36 VL2600 WASH luminaires in stock. They were trucked to Iceland via ferry from Rotterdam for the esports contest.
Twelve teams from around the world descended on the Icelandic capital’s Laugardalshöll sports venue to battle out the popular game as part of the legendary Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), which was live streamed to a global audience.
The VL2600 WASH and PROFILE luminaires were rigged in a square formation above the League of Legends stage, which also included an ‘Icelandic glacier’ set piece that formed a visually dynamic focus to complement Stovall’s action-packed lighting design.
“It’s great that TSL has come on board with the VL2600s and is immediately experiencing the versatility of a fixture that can move across different environments for all of TSL’s needs. I look forward to seeing the VL2600s out on more of their awesome projects,” said Jai Auguste, Key Account Manager UK and Ireland at Signify.
The League of Legends MSI tournament was won by Chinese team ‘Royal Never Give Up’.
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