Great news surprised all esports fans recently: IBM and Overwatch League announced the long-term agreement on the introduction of cloud computing and artificial intelligence of IBM technology in cybersport. This agreement is a really long-term one, as the deal applies to the 2020 Grand Final and all Overwatch League seasons of 2021 and 2022. The agreement is going to influence the industry greatly, as there will be lots of new things implemented. Those include ranking system improvements, new tools aimed at processing in-game data, and more. All the new tools will be available starting with the 2021 season.
Brandon Snow commented that their aim was to provide all fans with an opportunity to engage with the Overwatch League. According to him, agreement with IBM is a great way to do it. All the machines and modern cloud technologies that will be used will certainly help to provide more opportunities for fans. He underlined that they were excited about such a decision.
As for the comments of IBM, Noah Syken also said that such a deal is an incredible chance for the organization to offer its world-class clouds to one of the best esports platforms. He said he absolutely agreed with Snow. Syken underlined that the innovative solutions they offered would help not only players but also organizations.
In fact, this deal is a huge benefit both for IBM and for the Overwatch League. Developing esports data will change everything for the better, experts say.
What do you think about such an agreement? Will it influence the industry greatly? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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