ESL One Birmingham
The COVID-19 situation meant that ESL One Birmingham was turned into an online event and while Weavr had originally planned to demonstrate to live fans at Birmingham Arena, the consortium had to adapt quickly to a fully online event that was hosted in a remote studio.
Working closely with the broadcast partners, we demonstrated the latest version of the Weavr Dota 2 Companion App on Android, seeing over 600 users download and interact with the app as well as providing invaluable feedback to the University of York team who were conducting in depth evaluation of the user experience.
In addition, we launched a new Twitch Extension which provided rich live data feeds to viewers within their browsers that could be accessed without interrupting the video feed. We also tested a YouTube 360 VR stream which allowed users to immerse themselves in both the game and data feeds either using a VR headset or their mobile and desktop devices.
In May, we welcomed Brighton-based Future Visual in to the Weavr Consortium to boost the immersive technology expertise through their cross-reality platform VisionXR™.
Future Visual will be continuing on the progress towards Weavr’s experience across devices operating in VR and AR spaces with their first tests due at ESL One Thailand in August and full demonstrations available later in 2020.
ESL One Thailand
ESL One Thailand is taking place as we speak featuring some of the top Dota2 teams from Asia and the Americas. Once again, this has been converted to an online event where Weavr is testing and demonstrating the following features:
- Mobile App on Android and iOS
- New Virtual Studio Experience
- Twitch Extension
- VR360 Stream
- New VR/AR Experience Testing
Users will be able to interact with Weavr tools both live during the American playoffs as well as by viewing a range of dedicated analytical content pieces created by the Weavr team for consumption after the event.