Extron AV Systems Power Army West Point Esports

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Anaheim, California (January 25, 2024) - Extron is excited to be working with Army West Point Esports and helping with facility upgrades in preparation for their 2024 competitive season. Army West Point Esports is the United States Military Academy’s premier collegiate competitive Esports program. Its mission is to enhance the Cadet experience through interactions with competitive gaming and to strengthen the development of the winning spirit, fight for excellence, to accomplish the mission, and win. The Esports program is in the same facility as their simulation training, the Computer Assisted Virtual Environment. Extron equipment powers the gaming experience, including the AV needed to simplify system operation and management, flexible switching and distribution, ultra-low latency streaming, gameplay annotation, and high quality, impactful audio systems.

"We are enthusiastic to provide AV for the Army West Point Esports Competition and Training Center," says Casey Hall, Chief Marketing Officer for Extron. "In addition to enhancing gameplay experiences for participants and audiences within the physical space, Extron AV is integral to how each source is represented on social media and live streaming broadcasts."

"Whenever possible the United States Military Academy strives to provide superior learning experiences for Cadets as they work to develop to become leaders of character and to commission as Second Lieutenants for the United States Army," says Victor Castro, Director of Army West Point Esports. "Working together with Extron places over 80 Cadets into a technologically advanced training environment where they can see first-hand the applications of these capabilities while also empowering their passion for competitive gaming, Extron's AV capabilities take Army West Point Esports to the next level of collegiate competitive competition. That alone is a powerful statement as the world of collegiate esports is on the rise and poised to be a dynamic foundation for the future of esports."

Extron AV systems power many esports programs, elevating both participant gameplay and audience experiences. At the West Point facility, Extron enables the seamless integration of all sources into a versatile centralized hub, providing a variety of options for their use throughout the facility. For instance, Extron technology allows the signals from player POV cameras and gaming computers to be presented as a single video signal which feeds the video streaming and recording program.

Army West Point Esports is a Cadet led competitive program that offers experiences in small unit team management, communications, strategy, critical thinking, building resilience and the demonstration of a strong winning spirit. Cadets value experience. Exposure to capabilities such as those demonstrated with this Extron AV integration, shows Cadets what doing a job right looks like. As they progress in their military careers, they will become sought-after problem solvers. Each Cadet esports player will now have real world experience through the esports program on the roles of professional AV in a large application like this and how well-implemented AV design can pay off. This knowledge and experience can work at the highest levels of command cells and training facilities, such as Mission Training Centers.

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About United States Military Academy at West Point
The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army. For more information, go to www.westpoint.edu.

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