The Bell Centre in Montreal is known as one of the NHL’s most intimidating venues for visiting players, mainly due to a large lower bowl and steep upper-bowl seating. In fact, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland stated that from a player’s perspective, this type of design makes it seem like “everybody is on top of you.”
The Inverted Bowl is set to turn the eSports world up-side-down. With revolutionary design elements that offer incredible sightlines, it will completely change the eSports viewing experience. Click here to read the eSports Insider interview with Matt Rossetti!
As long as games have been designed to have a high score, people have been competing to win them. Video games are no different, and the evolution of eSports from a room of computer enthusiasts to a packed arena of dedicated video game fans happened rapidly, and the momentum is picking up steam.
Earlier this year, ROSSETTI constructed a full-scale mock-up of the new Inverted Bowl concept on the deck of their 4th-floor headquarters in downtown Detroit. The mock-up accurately simulates the sightlines of the final Inverted Bowl from one of the thrusted balcony tiers.
The 21st century has seen some fairly significant advancements in arena design, but it’s come at a price. As arenas have expanded to accommodate luxury suites and high-end concourse attractions, the less expensive seats have moved so far away from the action that the fans feel detached from the in-game experience. But while it’s true that those seats typically generate the least amount of revenue, their importance should not be understated.