Huawei has announced that Huawei Assistant – its AI-based one-stop tool which quickly helps users find services and information they need from one place at a single swipe– will be the first virtual smartphone assistant to support an Esports ‘card’, providing up to the minute scores, results and news from major gaming events, leagues and tournaments all over the world.
With the number of Esports enthusiasts in Europe expected to rise by 8.2% to 113 million users by 2023, Huawei is exclusively partnering with live score app developer SofaScore to integrate its new Esports discipline into the Assistant. The Esports market is growing rapidly across Europe, with global revenues estimated to reach $1.1 billion dollars and a global audience of 495 million viewers in the next three years.
SofaScore, which is listed on AppGallery, specialises in detailed sports data and analytics provided in real time from sports events, leagues and championships all over the world. It is available in over 30 languages³ and covers more than 20 disciplines with over 20 million monthly active users. The new Esports 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).
By integrating with Huawei Assistant, users will be able to swipe left to access the SofaScore Esports ‘card’, alongside the many other smart cards that provide useful notifications and reminders based on personalised needs and specific usage scenarios. From the news and weather through to the stock market or forthcoming flight information, depending on personal user choice. Users can specifically mark the Esports games, teams or topics they are interested in tracking, and the AI Tips function in Huawei Assistant will ensure they receive results and real time alerts for these choices.