In a groundbreaking move for esports, Electronic Arts (EA) has teamed up with audiovisual production agency Whisper to revolutionize the event and broadcast services of the professional EA Sports FC tournaments. Set to kick off with the FC Pro Open Qualifiers, Whisper is slated to infuse the event with unmatched production quality and entertainment value.
Whisper Takes the Helm for FC Pro Open Qualifiers
The FC Pro Open Qualifiers, a critical stage in the EA Sports FC competition ecosystem, is the inaugural event presented by Whisper. Scheduled for November 10-12 in London, this event represents the culmination of intense competition, where the top 16 players will secure their spots in the main FC Pro Open tournament.
Event Production Refined by Whisper
Whisper’s role in this partnership extends beyond simple event management. The agency will take charge of venue scouting, set design, lighting, and the orchestration of player and audience experiences. Their expertise in live broadcast production promises to bring a new level of spectacle to the proceedings, ensuring that the event is not just seen but felt by its audience.
Anticipation for eChampions League Production
The scope of Whisper’s collaboration with EA includes the production of the much-anticipated eChampions League in May 2024. This venture into esports is a fresh endeavor for Whisper, building upon their extensive decade-long experience in television production, including their acclaimed sports broadcasting that earned them a BAFTA alongside the BBC.
A Commitment to Entertainment and Engagement
Geoff Riding, Commercial Director of Whisper, expresses enthusiasm for the partnership: “This alliance signifies an exciting leap in esports for everyone at Whisper. We aim to captivate EA SPORTS FC’s fanbase with our Pro Open shows, focusing on clear production and gameplay while also captivating the casual fan with a next-level Pro Cup final featuring live audiences, music, and creative staging.”
Whisper’s Illustrious Background
A forerunner in sports broadcasting, Whisper’s venture into esports is built on a foundation of excellence. Their impressive portfolio includes a BAFTA-winning production for UEFA’s Women’s Euro 2022 and ongoing coverage of Formula 1 for the UK’s Channel 4 since 2016.