Chicago Scenic’s work to fabricate and install the Red Bull Gaming Studio for pro gamer and Internet personality, Ninja, is still getting attention—even a couple of years after we did the work.
The folks at woodworkingnetwork.com—which also publish the woodworking technology and business publication, FDMC magazine—are out with a profile of the project.
The project, which we did with design and art direction from Roundhouse Agency, had several challenges—including a tight budget and a short turnaround. Chicago Scenic went straight from design concepts to construction—without a technical drawing phase. The process meant that several items were built to fit in the studio space.
The popular streamer’s “Ninja Dojo” is fully equipped to meet every gamer’s needs and dreams. From his gaming desk, Ninja can change lights, camera angles, and an entire wall of Samsung TVs. These screens sit behind Ninja’s gaming station and each TV can play separately or all can be combined into one large screen.
Ninja also has a disco ball and light show set up for when he hits his “Boogie Button” after winning a Victory Royale in Fortnite. Other highlights include a fully stocked bar for his “After Dark” series, candy and snack bars, and personalized Red Bull fridge to keep his energy up during streaming.
The studio was installed in the basement of Ninja’s home, which was also challenging because the space is very compact. What’s more, the construction of the 150 sq. ft. studio took place around Ninja’s daily gaming and family-time schedule to keep minimum impact on Ninja and his family.
Check out the making of the Ninja Dojo in this video that’s gone viral many times over.