We are very excited to announce a partnership with Riot Games, a global game developer and pioneer in the esports industry. The partnership kicks off in Brazil and adds real-time stats and insights to Riot Games broadcasting.
There are a number of ways to capture and analyze what happens in a League of Legends match: Manual human input, pulling data from the game publisher API, and reading local game files from a player’s computer to name just a few. Our focus is on real-time analysis, so we took a more customizable route, utilizing proprietary computer vision technology and machine learning to capture & analyze what is happening in a professional esports match. This partnership supplies Riot Games Brazil’s broadcasters with real-time stats and insights, improving the commentating experience, and ultimately, the fan experience.
“We began testing Esports One’s OneConsole at the start of the 2018 CBLoL season. Their team worked closely with us to identify new and exciting statistical insights that lend themselves to great storytelling,” said Carlos Antunes, Head of Esports at Riot Games Brazil. “Recently we started implementing OneConsole features into our live broadcasts; being able to analyze every event in real-time has facilitated an entirely new level of commentary and been eye-opening for myself and the broadcast team. We’re excited to see what the future holds for Riot Games Brazil and Esports One!”
To kick off, we gave Riot’s CBLoL team access to OneConsole, our custom-built broadcaster console, providing a powerful database and dashboard of live statistics. It is designed to be a second-monitor experience for commentators, providing an easy way to view in-depth analytics and story points during live games.
“Solidifying a partnership with one of the largest game publishers in the world is a testament to the quality of the team and product that we’ve built at Esports One. I’ve worked with Riot Games ever since I got my start in esports almost a decade ago, and their company-wide value of ‘players first’ aligns perfectly with our mission to enrich esports experiences through real-time data and analytics. We’re excited to see where the future takes us as we continue to lead the charge of innovation in esports,” said Matthew Gunnin, Founder & CEO of Esports One.
Let’s take a real example from a match between team Vivo Keyd and the CNB Esports Club in Riot Games Brazil’s professional league. Early in the game, one of Vivo Keyd’s star players secures a major objective which is immediately recognized by OneConsole. We capture and analyze the details, including the game time, and all data related to the team and players involved. Commentators are presented with the summary milliseconds after the objective is taken, including key data points such as:
- Vivo Keyd takes the first dragon 41.67% of games
- Vivo Keyd wins 80% of the games played where they took the first dragon of a game
- The time to take the first dragon in this game was 7:47 faster than the league average
One of the key areas that OneConsole shines is pinpointing and relating interesting data points to eachother. For instance, “Vivo Keyd secured the first baron of the game at 21:13.” is much less interesting than “At 21:13, Vivo Keyd secured the first baron of the game seven minutes and twenty four seconds faster than the league average (28:37) and win 80% of their games after securing this objective.