Hi there people ive read this article about cloud9 disrupting the esports landscape, and im going to leave here a part from the text found on the microsoft page.
Cloud9 has taken esports by storm. Now, they’re developing a set of game insight tools to mine valuable data—and revolutionize the world of competitive gaming.
With half a billion fans globally, esports is experiencing a meteoric rise. At the forefront is Cloud9—one of the fastest growing and most successful organizations in the world of competitive video gaming, with several championships to their name. Comprised of world-class players, coaches, and international teams across 12 of esports’ most popular games, Cloud9’s current challenge is maintaining their competitive advantage to keep them on top—and the key to that advantage is data.
Although analytics is still a relatively new discipline to esports, Cloud9 is using this technology to revolutionize how their players train, strategize, and compete. With access to Microsoft Azure, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Vision, Cloud9 is able to mine highly specific data that gives them valuable insight into their strengths and weaknesses, and those of their opponents.
Just like a game of ping pong, League of Legends requires players to constantly and quickly adapt. To keep the game fresh and challenging for competitors, Riot Games releases a new patch or update to League of Legends every few weeks that impacts the strengths and weaknesses of the champions.
That’s why Cloud9 is innovating along with mid laner ‘Nisqy’ to better understand and take on these changes. Aggregating various data sources using Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, Cloud9 is able to quickly identify trends that result from these patch changes—like champion selection, win rates, builds, and more. By funneling that data through a central repository, Cloud9 can tag and index games from each patch—ultimately creating a library of relevant videos that Cloud9’s players and coaches can use to see how competitors with the highest win rate are playing and building their champion.
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