Our Top Events in 2016

December 21, 2016


We can’t believe that 2016 is coming to a wrap. It has been a great year creating beautiful experiences that are efficiently and professionally executed. We have worked on over 275 events all over the world including United States, Canada, London and Australia in various industries such as pharmaceutical, entertainment, gaming, eSports, automotive, non-profit, corporate and more! Our clients keep coming back to us year after year because of our 5-star-service at common sense pricing. Take a look through our top events of 2016, and like us on Facebook to stay tuned to see what next year brings!


eLeague Championship | Jan. 7th | Las Vegas, NV

This event included Turner Sport’s live onsite coverage of it’s first ever “Counter Strike Championship,” (In partner with WME | IMG ) which was streamed live via the FACEIT Twitch Channel. The event also had the Inaugural Sports Business Forum (presented by Turner Sports and NextVR). The panels included team owners like Vivek Ranaive (Sacramento Kings) and Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks) sharing insights of how technology is shaping future sporting experiences. Our team loved being apart of this event! Reaction AV provided video, audio, and lighting packages from the main stage to the backstage interview areas.





US Coffee Championships | April 14-17th | Atlanta, GA

Another Coffee Championship down in the books! The Regional Coffee Competition includes performances from professional baristas over a three-day event. In a 15-minute presentation, competitors prepare and serve three courses of espresso-based beverages to a panel of judges. Reaction AV has provided event technology to the competition for a few years now. This year, we provided equipment and labor to the main stage, the US Brewers Cup, Roasters Choice and the membership area. Want to view our experience last year? Click here to see the video.


Grand Pix of Long Beach | April 15-17th | Long Beach, CA

2016 marks our 8th year of working with The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach! It is the longest running major “street race” in North America. It is an open-wheel race held on a street circuit. The attendance for the weekend exceeds 200,000 people! It is known as the worlds fastest beach party as the track takes over a portion of downtown Long Beach for 3 days of racing! Reaction AV has been the official audio visual provider and sponsor for many years equipping the event with HD technology for the executive suites, supporting the exhibitors in the Lifestyle Expo, as well as providing for their concerts.


PAX East | April 22-24th | Boston, MA

PAX has become one of the largest gaming events in America! It brings in thousands of people to each PAX Event (there is PAX East, South, Prime and Australia). Aside from gaming PAX has concerts, console free gaming, an exhibit hall, a handheld lounge, panels and more! Reaction AV has been the official AV provider for all PAX events for years! We provide event technology and labor for everything including the many exhibit booths! Want to check out our experience at PAX East last year? Click here to view more pictures and videos.


DreamHack 2016 | May 6th -8th | Austin, TX

For the first time ever, the world’s largest digital festival came to North America! DreamHack holds the official world record as the world’s largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of World Records! It is a gathering with live concerts and competitions in digital arts and eSports. Reaction AV was the audio visual and labor provider for the event and its exhibitors. It was awesome to be apart of it! Click here to view pictures from DreamHack!





Star Wars Celebration Europe | July 15-17th | London, United Kingdom

Star Wars Celebration is a fan gathering to celebrate the Star Wars franchise. It began in 1999 and still continues every year to this day. 2016’s celebration took place at the Excel London Exhibition Centre. Every year, the celebration showcases all aspects of the franchise. It had many panels, a meet and greet with Mark Hamill, and many new announcements including some new spin offs, books, and a new Han Solo solo project! It was an incredible weekend and we are proud to have been able to provide the labor and event technology like the 27’ x 48’ center screen on the main stage, as well as HD cameras, speakers, laptops, subwoofers, audio, and lighting for the different stages. Check out our celebration experience in Anaheim last year here.





Pokémon World Champs | August 19- 21st | San Francisco, CA

The Pokémon World Championships are the last of their tournaments. It features players who were qualified throughout the 2016 championship series season. The players travel from over 35 different countries just to compete! The event was closed to the general public due to venue size- but fans were able to be in the loop through the live stream that was featured on Twitch TV. Reaction Audio Visual not only made sure the streaming was clear and consistent, we also provided technology such as truss, lighting, projection, cameras speakers, and more to the tournament areas, and caster areas. We have been working with Pokémon for years, and we can’t wait to see what the next competition will bring.


League of Legend’s Riftwalk 2016 | August 27-28th | Toronto, Canada

After Riftwalk’s initial debut at PAX East, its makers have decided to make further stops all over North America, and first up was Toronto! Riftwalk is where the League of Legends game “takes place” and this event is an interactive journey through the League’s history and the most memorable moments from the game’s last 6 years. Along the path, there were many photo ops with the legendary locations, the concept art, the cosplay celebrations and exhibits. Reaction Audio Visual provided audio visual technology such as projection, monitors, audio, DJ sound, lighting and labor for all of the different halls, cosplay and viewing rooms. We are excited for Riftwalk’s next event in Chicago! To see more pictures from Toronto’s event, click here.




TwitchCon | Sept. 30 – Oct. 2nd | San Diego, CA

TwitchCon is a celebration of all things Twitch. From the streamers, the viewers, the games, the hardware and the software- the makers of Twitch brought it all together to celebrate and have fun! The convention had something for everyone who loves anything related to Twitch. Reaction Audio Visual has worked with Twitch for many years on various events. We have provided equipment in their booths in previous conventions that Twitch has exhibited at, and have been named TwitchCon’s official AV provider! This year, we provided the event technology all over the convention: the main event, the various sessions, and many exhibitor booths. Every year is so much fun, and we can’t wait to see what next year will bring.


ComplexCon | November 5-6th | Long Beach, CA

ComplexCon is an expertly curated convention and festival that brings the world of Complex to life. This is our generation's World Fair. The minds behind Complex have come together with a Host Committee that includes legendary artist Takashi Murakami, award-winning producer Skrillex and our Cultural Director/Executive Chair Pharrell Williams. Reaction Audio Visual provided event technology to all of their speakers and panel discussions that included Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, Mike Will Made It, Steve Aoki, and more! Check out more pictures here!




Intel Extreme Masters | November 19 – 20th | Oakland, CA

Intel Extreme Masters returned to the bay area for the third year in a row- as well as it being the third year in a row that we have provided the audio visual solutions! IEM is the longest running global pro-gaming tour in the world! Since this is one of the biggest events in the eSports industry. We provided many packages for the event, including video, lighting, audio, drapes, power and cables. We also were able to provide a tech crew for the event. Check out more pictures on our Facebook page!




Disney’s Rogue One World Premiere | December 10th | Los Angeles, CA

Reaction Audio Visual had another opportunity to work with Disney on yet another movie premiere- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If you happened to watch the live stream, you would know that this red carpet event was one of a kind. Reaction AV provided various audio visual solutions for the red carpet entrance, the inside, and the after party. A number of special guests attended including JJ Abrams, Peter Mayhew, Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Nathan Fillion and more! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures!




Do you have an exciting event coming up and you are in need of a one-stop shop that can provide all of your technology needs? Well look no further! We are able to save you thousands on production costs by offering world-class event technology at common sense pricing. With our experience, we are able to make your event one of a kind, memorable, and sure to stand out from the competition. Feel free to email us at sales@reactionav.com, or give us a toll free call at (877) 273-6887 so we can start discussing what Reaction AV can do for you!

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