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- The Dota 2 EPICENTER Major will utilize SAP’s HANA platform to obtain analytics information for broadcasts.
- SAP has previously provided analytics insights for events such as the MDL Disneyland Paris Major and Kuala Lumpur Major, as well as to Team Liquid.
- The $1M USD EPICENTER Major takes place at Moscow’s CSKA Arena, with the finals happening from June 28-30.
Global enterprise software technology company SAP has partnered with ESforce Holding’s Epic Esports Events to provide analytics for the upcoming Dota 2 EPICENTER Major in Moscow.
SAP’s HANA platform analyzes in-game Dota 2 data to surface information for broadcasts, which can be used for elements such as in-depth analysis and statistics. The platform can highlight information on how teams pick and ban characters, for example, or the win/loss ratio for various hero characters.
“It is difficult to imagine modern professional football, basketball, or hockey without nuanced and detailed statistical analysis. Correct information processing is often key to great achievements and genius coaching decisions,” said ESforce Holding commercial director Alexander Kim, in a release. “Products offered by SAP to esports will not only increase broadcast quality for the viewers of our major tournaments, but also elevate [the] esports industry to a completely new professional level.”
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SAP has recently become a regular fixture for significant Dota 2 tournaments, as the company previously partnered with organizers for the MDL Disneyland Paris Major, PGL’s Kuala Lumpur Major, and Chongqing Major, as well as ESL One events and DreamHack’s DreamLeague Season 11. The company’s first foray into Dota 2 analytics came in 2018 with a partnership with Team Liquid, to which it provided in-game insights.
The $1M EPICENTER Major will take place at the CSKA Arena in Moscow, with the finals stages happening from June 28-30. Last week, ABI Product’s Goryachaya Shtuchka (“Hot Stuff”) frozen foods brand announced a partnership for the event, which will feature an on-site stand with samples and activities, as well as broadcast integration.