Huawei has announced that its AI-based one-stop tool, Huawei Assistant will be the first virtual smartphone assistant to support an E-sports ‘card’. It will provide minute scores, results and news from major gaming events, leagues and tournaments all over the world.
As the number of E-sports buffs in Europe is expected to rise by 2023, Huawei is partnering with live score app developer SofaScore to integrate its new E-sports discipline into the Assistant. The market is growing fast through Europe with with an estimated global revenue of $1.1 billion and a global audience of 495 million viewers in the next three years.
The new E-sports function will provide Huawei smartphone users with all the information they need to keep up with the latest in three major leagues:
• CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive);
• Dota 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2)
• LoL (League of Legends).
Users can swipe left to access the SofaScore Esports ‘card’, alongside the many other smart cards that provide useful notifications and reminders based on personalised demands and distinct usage scenarios. Users can mark the Esports games, teams or topics they are eager to track, and the AI Tips function in Huawei Assistant will guarantee they receive results and real time alerts for these choices.
SofaScore will also provide links to live streams of games in the card feature. These can be displayed on multiple platforms, depending on the league, game, category, or the owner of the tournament. Streams typically feature on major platforms.
“By coming to this exclusive partnership with SofaScore, we are bringing the exciting world of Esports to Huawei smartphone users.
“They can now easily keep up with the latest action, scores and fixtures, through the virtual Assistant and in real time, ” said Derek Yu, VP Huawei Nordic at Huawei Consumer BG.
“SofaScore is all about providing the best user experience in following and enjoying sports, ” said Ivan Bešlić, COO at SofaScore. “Our partnership with Huawei is a true testament to that philosophy. We’ve ventured into esports by providing the best possible experience for our current and new users.”