Bringing Esports Analytics to Life

  Esports games can be incredibly fast-paced and complex to follow, but a new tool, Echo, aims to make esports more engaging to watch for the 350 million-strong esports audience. Having launched at ESL One Hamburg, Echo automatically detects extraordinary performances in live matches and lets the operators generate visual overlays that illustrate data-driven stories about…

The case for data in esports

In the latest issue of Develop, we discuss the use of data and analytics in esports: Whenever you play a game of DoTA 2, League of Legends or any other esports game, your behaviour and that of your teammates is recorded in great detail. The data is stored in replay files and made accessible online, providing us with…

ESL and DC Labs, University of York, announcing partnership on esports teaching and research

Esports is the playing of computer games in a competitive environment, whether at the amateur or professional level. In recent years esports has become a global phenomenon and  has gained immense momentum, outcompeting many traditional sports in terms of the number of practitioners, prize pools and even viewership – and is a potential future Olympic…

Esports Analytics

Esports is computer games played in a competitive environment. As for any other type of sports competition, players and teams seek to improve their behavior to optimize their results. Thus, esports analytics is a new area identifying successful strategies and evaluating game play for computer games. Besides helping the players, esports analytics is also directed…